4G Wireless: Enabling the Digital Swarm
Despite some of the setbacks, never before has the future of wireless communications been so promising, with nearly 4 billion users worldwide.12 New technologies and standards looming on the horizon have the potential to create major disruptions not only in the wireless sector, but in communications as a whole. Whereas 3G networks were really about better technology to deliver more of the same, 4G networks are about new technology coupled with a transformation in how people use wireless, moving control to the user. I call this transformation the Digital Swarm. This book explores the underlying forces coming together to shape the Digital Swarm and how they will change the game.