I very much like the idea of dynamic allocation of bandwidth, and these signs sound very encouraging. Is there also convergence on the protocols to be used to allocate that bandwidth? I have been involved with a number of wireless device developments and one of the sticking points has always been internationalization. This is particularly true where countries have political concerns about communications that they want to monitor. Is there a possibility of global standards for that as well?
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.