self-driving cars which rely on 900Mbps bandwidth to function properly
Driver-in-the-cloud? Can't see anything which could go wrong with that.
While BT and the UK government may think that 10Mbps is plenty of speed, nobody else does it seems, and the mobile world is now gearing up for 1Gbps. In fact, the so-called 4.5G even has an official name, LTE-Advanced Pro. Whatever it’s called, the ability to increase the bandwidth beyond the 150Mbps of standard 4G comes from …
There's no way self driving cars are going to rely on a 900Mbps network in order to work reliably. Why? Because even with whizzy new future tech we aren't going to get coverage at that sort of speed over all our road network in a time frame that any of us care about. Just look at mobile coverage now, it uses much lower frequencies that travel further and there's still stacks of places where a mobile signal is iffy at best. Self driving cars might talk to other cars in the local area and they might connect to a network for optimization of traffic etc but they will have to be able to work completely autonomously in order to be any use (autonomous in as much as they won't have ask for information)
The biggest use for speeds like this would surely come from users wanting to pull down large files quickly, or video streaming. Both of these are most likely where the screen size, storage capacity or processing power of the receiving device is greater than that found on a phone. So, something like a laptop. That means you need to tether in order to make the best use of that.
That's OK then, the mobile operators are always more than happy for you to tether, especially when you have unlimited data.
Every time they come out with a new "faster" network, it ends up slowing back down over time, as they increase the amount they charge. They also offer unlimited storage (for now) only to change their mind a few years down the road.
No thanks. I will keep and EXPAND my own control over my own communications.
Everybody needs to be hard at work in developing "Internet 3". I needs to be...
1. A mesh network (so government and corporations don't have control)
2. No DNS (so government and corporations don't have control)
3. No DHCP (so government and corporations don't have control)
4. Auto encrypted point to point (so government and corporations don't have control)
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