Over the last few years, we have seen a major change in telecom services and the way that these services are being used. This has been driven by three main factors:
When it comes to examples of aiming high and failing on a grand scale, systems that combine layers 0 to 3 in one solution (a.k.a. God Boxes), are among the first examples that come to mind. However, whether due to lack of Packet features, missing price points or organizational hurdles, they came and went. And I know that as a vendor one should be very careful to not leave the impression that you are actually trying to build one (again).
But the concept is still intriguing…
The United States Census Bureau recently found that 62.7% of the population lives in cities that take up just 3.5% of the country’s total land. People are moving to cities with the expectation that there will be networks to support their smartphones, smart cars and smart homes—it’s time to start building smarter cities.