Qualcomm Seeks to Improve Network by 1000x in 10 Years

By Dave Hahn

Dave Hahn is the Director of Digital Strategy for Meeting of the Minds.

Oct 12, 2012 | Announcements | 0 comments

Speaking at Meeting of the Minds in San Francisco, Qualcomm CTO Matt Grob laid out a plan to improve Qualcomm’s network capacity over the next ten years by working smarter, not harder.

ZDnet.com covered the presentation in their article, Qualcomm CTO talks meeting growing network capacity needs in cities.

From the article:

The ultimate goal, Grob said, is to increase the supply of bandwidth and bits as fast as demand goes up so the price doesn’t go up.

“We want to keep the service plans and those kinds of things at current rates or lower despite the demand that could drive them up,” Grob affirmed.

He pointed out that we’re already seeing strains on wireless networks with data caps from providers. Grob add that’s why Qualcomm is introducing small base stations.

The interest in Qualcomm’s announcement was felt on Twitter, with a flurry of tweets repeating the 1000x in 10 years plan. Meeting participants on Twitter also buzzed about Qualcomm’s new cellular bay stations, which are the size of a deck of cards and can be installed indoors – effectively neutralizing the “mobile mismatch” problem explained here by KC Boyce:

Discussion

Leave your comment below, or reply to others.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Read more from the Meeting of the Minds Blog

Spotlighting innovations in urban sustainability and connected technology

Managing the Transition to Shared Automated Vehicles: Building Today While Designing for Tomorrow

To plan for the transition to automated vehicles, cities and county governments should develop building and zoning codes that not only accommodate adaptable parking but encourage it by design. This can include amending building codes to require infrastructure that makes transforming garages into inhabitable buildings possible. As automated vehicles begin to enter the marketplace, cities should consider incentives and other programs to begin the conversion of ground level parking to commercial uses.

A Future Ready Transportation Plan for the Greater Toronto Region

For much of the twentieth century, transportation planning focused on moving cars as efficiently as possible. This resulted in streets that are designed for cars, with little room for transit vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. Agencies in charge of roads, signals, parking, taxis and transit need to collaborate more closely to focus on moving people, not just vehicles, as efficiently as possible.

Focusing on all the elements that matters to people not just travel time – It is clear that people travelling across the region have high expectations and want to have consistent, reliable, convenient, clean and low-cost travel options regardless of their preferred mode and what municipal boundaries they cross. People care little about what system they are on or who operates it—they simply want to get where they are going as quickly, comfortably and reliably as possible.

4 Tested Techniques to Catalyze Small Town Redevelopment

Driving into a town with a boarded-up Main Street or a row of abandoned factories make it look like the community has been the victim of a destructive economic process. In truth, the devastation that is apparent on the surface is really a symptom of deeper social and institutional problems that have been going on for a very long time. I have four strategies for you to make your rural redevelopment projects successful.