I was just writing email to a marine customer – having to deal with “crossing the pond” meaning going from US to Europe in their vessel. I mentioned some things about 4G technologies and frequencies and such … and ended with “That’s my view from 10,000 feet” because that is a common saying.
But in reality to view World Market for anything, like Satellite or Wireless Communications (4G, 3G) – it’s more like the view from 5000 miles. You have to be around 5000 miles up to see both US and World in your view port.
The dialog had more to do with 4G routers and will something better come along in the next 6 months. It was kind of an industry view that was being talked about, and how it relates to Marine Vessels. Most manufacturers don’t think of a 4G or 3G device going that far. They think of distinct geographical areas – countries – or frequency band areas if you will. You have to buy 2 of something to have both US and EU / Asian technologies / frequencies work.
Alan Spicer Marine Telecom
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