SNS: Wireless Woes: Demand Slaughters Supply
Week of November 3, 2014
In This Issue
Feature: Wireless Woes: Demand Slaughters Supply
- The Great Disconnect
- The Problem with Mobile: Both “Up To” and “Out To”
- The Small vs. the Backhaul
- Enter the Dragons
Quotes of the Week
- UK 4G/LTE Speeds Dive As Subscribers Increase
- Going to Small Cells, Buildings First
- Cisco Fires, Huawei Hires
- Huawei Makes It, But Who Invented It?
- Lower Tech: Making Broadband by Aggregating Channels
Upgrades and Numbers
- Expanding Distribution of INVNT/IP’s “The Pulse”
- The World’s First 3D-Printed Graphene Battery
- Ferroelectric Transistors?
In Case You Missed It…
SNS Members Making News
My flight landed at an international airport recently, and I immediately turned on my smartphone. Plenty of bars, LTE, all good to go, except – nothing was happening. No Net, no email. Was I in the Twilight Zone? No, I was in an airport, which, it turns out, is worse.
I also recently traveled to Australia, where my Verizon US account turned me over to Optus. In five days on the ground – including downtown Melbourne and Sydney – I never got enough bandwidth to download mail; I had to do all my “real” work through Wi-Fi systems. In a story this week on LTE rollouts – which have already happened all over the continent – it turns out that all of Europe is suffering from a bandwidth shortage.
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