Mobile World: LTE-U and the Need for Feed

2020-02-04T18:18:03-07:00February 25th, 2015|

On the eve of the biggest mobile industry event of the year, one of the more high-profile technologies for dealing with the growing cellular capacity crunch is leaving the lab and making its way out into the real world. The technology, called Unlicensed LTE, or LTE-U, puts the latest 4G cellular technology onto Wi-Fi bands.

Because LTE-U touches both Wi-Fi and cellular networks, influential trade groups from both sides want a say in how the standard develops. They’ll resolve their issues, I’m sure. They’ll have to, because the cellular capacity shortfall is getting worse.

In the meantime, I’ve seen LTE-U in action in a highly dense environment, where the technology should shine. And it does.

Read my entire USA TODAY column HERE.

Healthcare in Wearables

2020-02-09T12:28:34-07:00February 2nd, 2015|

Healthcare is the next big thing in wearables, and nowhere was this more evident than on the show floor at CES last month. DCIA’s Cloud Evangelist Michael Elliott interviewed me in this follow-on to my USA TODAY column on the topic. The market for fitness wearables is still “healthy,” but healthcare in wearables will “dwarf” it. But … “the ante is a lot higher for that bigger pot.”

If you’re having trouble with the link, you can watch the video HERE.

And HERE is the original USA TODAY column.