Re: Wi-Fi stakeholders
I think this is Qualcomm greed.
Of course this is Qualcomm greed. They're out to make money. Surely, you've heard that necessity is the mother of invention? They're trying to fill a niche, albeit with a deeply flawed solution that isn't likely to have the sort of adoption needed to become mainstream (at least IMO).
That said, the unlicensed 5Ghz bands are already strained for available bandwidth, with the introduction of 802.11ac Wave 2 reducing it to the sort of 3 real channels like we experience in 2.4Ghz. Personally, I really think that LTE operators will choose to stay away from these unlicensed bands, even if they could, simply because they can't guaranteed an interference-free experience for customers.