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_hm
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Re: How much of family budget?
_hm   3/13/2013 6:37:21 PM
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@tirlapur: I consider this to be very crucial for government. Government can take lead and give kick start to country econmy with knowledge and information essential for this.

tirlapur
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Re: How much of family budget?
tirlapur   3/13/2013 3:02:18 PM
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These are good only if government provides wi-fi hot spot/ 4G connectivity just like street light, water and road - as basic infrastructure.

@_hm, I wont be surprised if governments provide wi-fi hot-spot/4G connectivty as basic infrastructure just like street light, water and road considering the fact that
several countries have adopted laws that make Internet access a right by requiring the state to work to ensure that Internet access is broadly available.

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Wale Bakare   3/9/2013 4:05:09 PM
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>>Will mobile operators monetize the collection and access to key location and identify information, or will there be a willingness to share data to serve the common good (in this case planning smarter cities that better serve citizens)?<<

Addressing this question a critical look at vast amount of investment going in making infrastructure in place an important pointer. At same time, explosiveness of data shunning out from the physical devices be it vehicle, power stations, electricity/gas meters, and etc. Where would they be stored? Evaluating all these we would know that monetization by the service providers may not necessarily the contemplating question. But how do we expect this to happen?

 

 

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Wale Bakare   3/9/2013 3:47:08 PM
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Which aspect do you think would make huge impact in this? Telecommunications with wireless sensor connections, data storage centers and/or cloud service provisioning?

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Re: How much of family budget?
Brian Fuller   3/9/2013 1:09:08 PM
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@_hm, that's a very important point, however what's to say we won't evolve investment models so that less of that onus falls on government/taxpayers for the buildout? Maybe it's in Phillips' interest to subsidize the build-out of smart-LED lighting on freeways because of marketing reasons and because it's struck a business partnership with automotive-insurance companies... 

I'm not sure that's a good example, but you can see where I'm headed. 

_hm
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How much of family budget?
_hm   3/7/2013 7:08:33 PM
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These are all dream objects of desire. However, how much of family budget is required to achieve all these? In current situation, it may be very daunting to have many of these desires. These are good only if government provides wi-fi hot spot/ 4G connectivity just like street light, water and road - as basic infrastructure.

 

 

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FLYINGSCOT   3/7/2013 5:54:38 PM
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This means there is huge opportinity for suppliers of long haul and metro based comms systems so companies that lead in MUX/DEMUX/SERIALIZERS/CDR/TZA ect should continue to do very well.  I am glad that this is happening as I remember in 2000 when the comms market crashed and stayed in the doldrums for years.

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Brian Fuller   3/7/2013 4:32:02 PM
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I received a mailer (analog tech) about a hearing in my San Francisco neighborhood. They're building smart lighting into the street lamps a block over, stretching probably a half mile. It's a test bed. The city of the future will be an amazing, much more energy-efficient place.

Of course it will be hackable, but that's another story.

 



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