In 1878, Poet Laureate of Chicago, Carl Sandburg, wrote his Haikuish poem, “The Fog”"THE fog comes on little cat feet. It sits looking over harbor and city on silent haunches and then moves on.” FINALLY, thanks to our good friends at Concourse Communications, Chicago O’Hare Aiport finally has Wi-Fi in the terminals (maybe its called O’Hare because it took so long to get Wi-Fi to this place?!>!)People keep taking broadband outdoor wireless connections as a given. Well, its not. There is a LOT more to do, but mobility is inevitable. One of my other favorite adopted sons of Chicago, Michael Jordan, was also something of philospher. In his own words: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. “
For several years now the industry has accepted the fact that it’s no longer a question of why wireless, rather a question of when wireless. The user demand for mobility and wireless connectivity has outpaced that of many other technologies, including IP telephony, personal storage and desktop video.Of course mobility doesn’t imply that we cut the cord forever, rather that we have the ability to access resources in a uniform way irrespective of where or how we’re connected. This need for seamless mobility across a variety of network types (wired / wireless, voice / data / video, local / wide) is not without its challenges.A necessary deliverable on the path to true mobility is the unification of networks. Cisco has been actively working on integrating its wired and wireless product portfolios as a way of achieving this.But, don’t just take our word for it. Even our competitors have realized this is the way to go. Check it out here.After all, imitation IS the highest form of flattery!
The more I think about mobility, the more it becomes apparent that it encompasses more than wireless or portable technologies. Indeed, you can say everything is mobile on some level. Here are my top 10 mobility paradigms for the human condition: Mobility of ideas (democracy) Mobility of leadership (elections, coups) Mobility of people (immigration, travel) Mobility of information (wireless internet, data systems) Mobility of capital (financial markets, private equity) Mobility of national risk (terrorism) Mobility of national borders (war) Mobility of messages (media) Mobility of natural and man made global risk (plate tectonics, disease, pollution)Mobiliy of social station (education, career, human achievement)Everything is mobile
While most people are aware of WiFi technology and it’s growth, fewer are aware of the growing amount of unlicensed bandwidth available around the world and the migration to an end to end IP architecture in wireless networks . Both of these trends along with wireless routing technology are significantly driving down the cost of delivering a wireless data bit which is needed for truly ubiquitous wireless broadband data. Read More »
Time to Call Myself on Some PredictionsAbout 3 years ago, I made some predictions about how the Enterprise Wireless Market was going to shape up.In the spirit of reflective self-improvement (and more, venally, self-promotion), I thought it would be worth giving myself a report cardHere is the link to the original blog http://wirelessinnovator.com/index.php?articleID=1639§ionID=3Here is the opening thoughts and the predicitons Read More »