Service providers are actually moving in the opposite direction as they reduce competition. Cellular in the US is moving to a duopoly, and cable networks are more interested in choking off competitors like Netflix than spending on infrastructure to please their captive customer bases. The only real competition would be municipal Internet, and they are working the government at the state and federal levels to choke that off. Unfortunately, the passive consumer of media described here is much less capable of working around those toll booths. Dedicated devices are much less flexible than general-purpose computing platforms (i.e. PCs).
Wireless and mobile are no doubt a growing technology. As more people go mobile, the demand of bandwidth is going to be higher in both wireless and wireline infrastructure. In addition, the smart delivery of content is crucial to the excellency of user experience. What's freescale position in in-home network?
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.