Today, we are at tipping point, similar to .COM a decade ago that saw a dramatic increase in software awareness and activity. This time around, mobility will crawl into our daily lives directly and indirectly through applications. And this new disruptive wave has already begun. Nearly 50 billion devices are expected to be connected over the next few years and new apps, middleware and communication technologies are forecasted to evolve to make the magic happen. In my last blog, I wrote about smart life, however, for a smart life to become reality one needs to resolve the mammoth bandwidth issue.
One needs to ask the question, how can the current LTE experience and capacity on fixed lines be expanded to meet the mobility demand? There is a need for continued evolution of baseband, LTE and RF technologies to support the fast paced connected world. The CEOs of the global Telco operators (Telecom Americana, Vodaphone, Telefonica, ATT, Telecom Italia and China Mobile) all seem unanimous that governments should stay away as much as possible and let the business drive. Investments in M2M, WAC, HTML 5.0, NFC and LTE deployment will be seen. What steps must be taken to overcome the bandwidth bump in our mobility drive