The virtualization of networks is based on the triumph of software over hardware. This new generation of software is awesomely smart and continues, day by day, to widen the gap between it and the humans who developed it.
Smart cities are the ultimate emerging platform in ways both good and bad. Positives include healthier and happier citizens, more efficient and environmentally responsible communities, and better services to attract and support businesses.
The trend line in the 5G world is that things are moving more quickly than planners thought they would a few years ago. Expectations are that the real start of 5G as a significant business, which was thought to be 2020, will be beaten.
It seems clear at this point that the future will involve large numbers of drones buzzing around. They will be taking video of the inside of a burning house to assess the situation here, delivering a package there. The priority, of course, is to perform all these tasks safely and efficiently.
The future of the tablet sector has been the subject of much debate and, almost certainly, discomfort among those working in the ecosystem. Recently, Microsoft and Samsung introduced equipment that might affect that conversation going forward.
The promise of 5G is real. For the first time, wireless technology will reach real parity with wired approaches. This won’t happen, however, unless a significantly more robust infrastructure is in place. Small cells will play a huge role.
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