The last mile. It sounds easy, it's only a mile, after all – but the problem is, there are just so darned many of them. Wireless or Fixed, the last mile is a massive, poorly-scaling problem that manifests itself with trucks, cherry pickers, tower climbers, backhoes, manholes, labor unions, vandals, and byzantine local regulations and by-laws. What's to love? But as wireless modulation schemes approach the Shannon-Hartley limit, the last mile will increasingly be where we see networks scale to meet the surging demand for mobile capacity.
The industry has a tremendous diversity of innovative technologies for addressing the last mile challenge. This sector is full of ideas, so we expect lively debate over the best ways to re-structure the last mile topology both in the short-term, and for the next decade.
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