The Transformative Technology sector looks at innovative technologies that are likely to transform the consumer lifestyle, enable new use cases, and increase productivity, while significantly reducing both capital and operation expenditures. The topics covered provide deep analysis of specific technologies already enabling new use cases such as augmented reality, virtual reality, wearables, consumer, industrial, and service robotics, and smart cities. The sector will also cover technologies that are beyond the immediate horizon, which will truly transform business and society over a five to fifteen year period. These include Cognitive and Neuromorphic Computing, Quantum Computing, 5G networks and beyond, and new materials and lithographic processes that will likely extend Moore’s Law to new milestones with materials, such as carbon nanotubes and graphene.
Much talk has surfaced regarding service provider migration from WiMAX to TD-LTE. A WiMAX service provider has many reasons to publicly mention this potential switch, but this talk has been damaging the WiMAX market by creating even more uncertainty. Now, Yota has made its decision and announced that it will deploy LTE going forward. What are the reasons for WiMAX service providers to announce openness to switching to LTE? Will it be TD-LTE or FD-LTE? What will become of the WiMAX network?