Meanwhile, 99% 0f...
...the World's bits are being carried on the 802.11x and Bluetooth bands.
There is no shortage of bandwidth, only wasted propagation and wasted power when no beam forming is provided.
Picocell technology is the cheapest deployment method, even AT&T moves traffic to a Wi-Fi hotspot whenever it can.
Now, cooperative mesh forming under 802.11n and narrow beam forming through advanced antenna design can deliver unlimited bandwitdth. Soon, we should see GPS based GeoRouting and cascade protocols built into consumer routers. The more routers, the faster the mesh becomes.
I was pleased to note tha GeoRouting is being built into the top of the line Cisco product, so we now have proof of concept.
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