Chapter 9. The Future
Video Mobility and Beyond
This entire book has so far been looking at the present day, with voice mobility taking center stage. But mobile devices have begun the dramatic transition from voice-only phones to multipurpose, “converged” systems that fit in the pocket but perform the work that a laptop computer would have just a couple of years ago.
The main difference is that the type of applications that these devices run has expanded. From a quality-of-service perspective, voice is no longer alone as the main application. Video is here, in the form of webcasts, corporate events, and videoconferences.
In this chapter, we will look at video mobility, building upon the concepts already covered. Then we will look ...