Wireless operator marketing has left many confused about what the "G" on their smartphone actually means. Now, with 5G looming on the horizon, it's even more important to understand not just how we got to 4G, but what it means for everyday use and Star Wars viewing. (See What 4G for Me? and What We Mean When We Say '4G'.)
Positioning 802.11ac as 5G 4G has been just lately ratified by the ITU under their IMT-Advanced standard. The important cellular carriers here are simply just getting their heads around the best way to deliver an accurate 4G service (pending the release of VoLTE - an all packet network). There's lots of spectulation around what 5G may be / mean but we definitely do not have that technology / service capacity because of the Insufficient Storage Available now.
What is remarkable for Parramatta in this case would function as the start of a network that has been compliant with the 802.11u standard. As an alternative to get excited about the increased rate of 802.11ac (rate without QoS lacks actual relevance in anything over a cheap / free consumer service), we should be looking at the advantages that come with information offload, automatic network authentication, crisis alterting, user traffic segmentation.
The 'gleaming city on a hill,' Steve Saunders calls it. But who is going to take us from today's NFV componentry to the grand future of a self-driving network? Here's a look at the vendors hoping to make it happen.
Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.
During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.
She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.