Here and there, there are suggestions about the different ways of development of wireless technologies. Many predict a bright future for the LTE standard, which will replace the morally obsolete 3G and the very dense, but still used and cheap 2G. LTE will support speeds of tens of megabits, including during fast travel by car, and, perhaps, operators will no longer be so greedy and will introduce real unlimited.
But if you aim at a more long-term forecast - what are the main problems of the phones to be solved? People are convinced that the phone of the future should first of all not lose the network. Current smartphones are incredibly high-tech devices, literally stuffed with support for wireless standards. Usually in one device fits at least: - several 2G standards - bluetouth - WiFi - 3G And sometimes, as in the case of HTC 4G MAX, WiMax is used instead of 3G. So why does the phone usually use only one of these networks for data transfer? An engineer from Australia has developed a program Serval, which allows you to talk in those strange places where there is no coverage of the 2G operator, but there is wi-fi available. This is only the beginning - indeed, the base stations give a good and high-quality signal, which is indispensable, for example, in many kilometers of sparsely populated areas. But why do we need a zoo of expensive base stations in urban megalopolises like Moscow, where dozens of WiFi access points connected to ready fiber optic networks stick out of every house?
About this and many other details - in the new video Infomania: