In a past life I worked with RF engineers in the defense industry that took it as a matter of fact that RF communications would not advance significantly in terms of spectral efficiency, range, or speed. I have always suspected that they were wrong, but their argument was that they were bumping up against the physics and that there was nothing new that could be done. Most of them are retired now, and it looks like the next generation has their own ideas about what can be done. As a systems and software guy, I look forward to working with them and their work. Congratulations!
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.