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Autonomous cars still many years away: conference panel

Media | 06/05/2018 7:35 pm EDT

TORONTO — The advent of fully autonomous cars on the road is still further away than some may think, according to an executive at a company that supplies small cells. “I would wager we’re probably 15 years away at the very least,” said Kyriakos Vergos, vice-president in North America for Airspan, a vendor of LTE small cells and backhaul technologies. Autonomous cars are those that do not require a driver behind the wheel in any circumstance. Vergos, who was on a panel discussing 5G technology at the Telecom Summit in Toronto, said there are still huge hurdles to clear for the...

New promise for fixed wireless, as telecoms incorporate LTE, 5G

telecom | 03/15/2018 2:12 pm EDT

Advances in fixed wireless technology could make it a more viable option for helping solve Canada’s rural broadband problem, while marrying fixed wireless with 5G shows promise for connecting city-dwellers, according to the companies deploying the service. Finding a...