As networks get to be higher bandwidth, they also tend to be longer latency. Part of this is because of data aggregation. Pack more data together so that every packet takes longer, but now lakes longer to get to the next packet. Success depends on more reliable transport than for smaller packets.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.