Reply to post: A dubious idea because of line of sight, power and future availability.

Slow connections can’t come fast enough as industry eyes low bandwidth

Infernoz Bronze badge

A dubious idea because of line of sight, power and future availability.

Re: "Huawei provide TalkTalk Routers"

Lol, not likely when BT supplies a crappy two box 'solution', but Draytek have done it in one box for years now, and a different sector anyway i.e. wireless cell radio, not wired boardband!

The higher the frequency, the smaller the wavelength, so yes, smaller aerials, but the much greater need for line of sight and (well over) 10 years is a long time to expect the same provider, cell radio standard and target infrastructure to stay available...

I suspect that a touch registered mesh network is far smarter for IoT than star networks like WiFi and via a cell tower, because each device may use far less radio power for orders of magnitude shorter distance to the next node, and it may avoid most of the need for line of sight. With some local mesh network data caching and broadcast it may even significantly speed up firmware, config. and settings changes and significant reduce the load on and cost of using external networks.

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