Sprint recently posted its vision of a connected future. Sprint said the video aims to show “how innovation in wireless technology, including a faster intelligent network, augments reality to help a busy family stay connected in a seamless way,” according to Stephen Bye, Sprint’s chief technology officer.
Augmented reality, real-time natural language translation, streaming video, facial recognition, secure remote access, intelligent presence, voice, visual and movement based pattern recognition, mobile concierge, biomedical monitoring, multi-party streaming video and more are illustrated. Sprint says their network “will be able to anticipate, predict and make recommendations based on your preferences and your consent.”
Cisco estimated mobile streamed content will grow 28 fold between 2011 and 2016 with more than 10 billion mobile Internet-connected devices in 2016. Mobile video is expected to comprise 71 percent of all mobile data traffic by 2016.