LTE in unlicensed spectrum is something I first heard about back in 2014. Since that time interest level in the topic has ebbed and flowed, but has never completely gone away. Recently, however, the topic has started to heat up again, and it appears we are going to see commercial networks using different methods to broadcast LTE over unlicensed spectrum. For those that don’t remember, when I talk about LTE in unlicensed bands I am referring to LTE-U, LTE-LAA and MulteFire.
Gaining a competitive edge at times means pushing the boundaries of what is acceptable. Sports have provided many examples of this. Notre Dame and the forward pass. San Francisco 49ers and the west coast offense. Buffalo Bills and the hurry up offense. These football tactics were originally considered borderline cheating or a cheap way of gaming the system. Today they are considered standard football practices. To me Huawei took a similar path in the mobile infrastructure market.
I like surprises, at least the good ones. Conversely I don't mind predictability (the non-surprise), especially given my career calls on me to occasionally make an accurate prediction. Mobile World Congress was certainly filled with both of those things last week, surprises and predictability.
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