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MordyK
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MordyK,
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11/6/2013 | 12:36:48 PM
Re: 802.11ad
Even if handoffs were spot on you would literally have to site the small cell perfectly to address a particular concern and hope that the dynamic doesnt change,

If there's a customer understanding about the various range differences, you can also add something like Witricity in and have short range wireless charging.
DanJones
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DanJones,
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11/6/2013 | 12:25:48 PM
Re: 802.11ad
Oooh, the handoffs are going to be fun, fun, fun.
Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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11/6/2013 | 12:24:47 PM
Re: 802.11ad
I guess it comes down to how seamless the handoff would be. Ideally, you wouldn't notice the spotiness, just the upshot in speed when it is available. It is definitely being discussed in the connected home as well. Wilocity has done trials there.
MordyK
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MordyK,
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11/6/2013 | 12:06:58 PM
Re: 802.11ad
right but the .ad functionality will be extremely spotty. To me it makes more sense in a femtocell embedded in a set top box similar to FREE, so that you get the benefits in the living room and cut cords but computers stay on the existing ones with more general coverage.
Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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11/6/2013 | 12:03:13 PM
Re: 802.11ad
I think Wilocity gets around that with its tri-band chipsets though. 
MordyK
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MordyK,
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11/6/2013 | 11:58:46 AM
Re: 802.11ad
Sarah, The main problem I see for 802.11ad in small cells is that the small cell coverage area is far larger than a single LoS room, so you will effectivelly have an extremely spotty network.
Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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11/6/2013 | 10:43:09 AM
802.11ad
This standard has been a long-time coming. The WiFi Alliance started working on it back in 2010. The biggest limitation was the line-of-sight requirements, but it seems like Wilocity has a good solution for that. Wonder what we'll see first, smartphones or small cells? Seems like small cells are more needed, but I'm skeptical about the aggressive timeline for multimode.


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