Polls Archive

Will wearables replace the smartphone?

  • The smartphone will always have a place (69%, 20 Votes)
  • There need to be significant advances made, but yes (17%, 5 Votes)
  • It will be much sooner than you think - maybe in the next 2-3 years (14%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 29

Are powers granted in the Investigatory Powers Bill suitable for intelligence agencies?

  • No - the intelligence agencies have too much freedom (86%, 6 Votes)
  • Yes - it is a fair balance (14%, 1 Votes)
  • No - the technology companies have too much influence (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 7

What will be the defining telecoms trend of 2016?

  • IoT (27%, 279 Votes)
  • The road to 5G (18%, 181 Votes)
  • NFV/SDN (14%, 139 Votes)
  • Wi-Fi calling (12%, 121 Votes)
  • Operator M&A (8%, 80 Votes)
  • Vendor consolidation (5%, 56 Votes)
  • Multiplay bundling (5%, 55 Votes)
  • Chinese smartphone vendors (5%, 51 Votes)
  • IT convergence (4%, 44 Votes)
  • Smart watches (2%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,022

What will be the most important 5G technology?

  • IoT support (20%, 65 Votes)
  • Self-organising networks (13%, 43 Votes)
  • Spectral efficiency (11%, 34 Votes)
  • Millimetre wave (9%, 29 Votes)
  • Massive MIMO (9%, 28 Votes)
  • Full duplexing (7%, 22 Votes)
  • NFV (7%, 22 Votes)
  • Unlicensed spectrum (7%, 21 Votes)
  • SDN (7%, 21 Votes)
  • Beamforming (6%, 20 Votes)
  • HetNets (4%, 15 Votes)

Total Voters: 320

What do you most associate with the Internet of Things?

  • Smartphones, tablets and wearable tech (24%, 170 Votes)
  • Home automation (23%, 165 Votes)
  • Smart cities (17%, 121 Votes)
  • Sensors (16%, 114 Votes)
  • Machine generated big data (10%, 70 Votes)
  • RFID and tracking technology (6%, 45 Votes)
  • Connected cars (4%, 37 Votes)

Total Voters: 722


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Does German data protection rules make a German data centre more attractive?

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