Who are the dominant suppliers of small cells? Who are the prime competitors of 2"-cube lightRadio with active array antenna capability for small cell applications. Isn't 2"-cube stack small enough for the applications. What is the prospect and timing of large scale replacement of existing broadband towers.
At MWC, Alcatel-Lucent claims it has a 6 month lead with working small cells in trials with multiple carriers. However the LTE small cells are still not small enough and the 3G ones still lack a Wi-Fi module.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.