As soon as these devices are affordable and broadly available, they will take off. Phone companies should pay people to install them to fill in dead spaces in their networks. Everyone has a story about dead spots in their house or office. When will the technology be widely available? Already WiFi is widely available and therefore SmartPhones often connect to WiFi for data services. Phone service, however, remains problematic. This is especially an issue for the growing number of people who dropped their land lines for economic reasons.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.