Quiet Wireless: What’s Hot, What’s Not

With all of the media noise surrounding Wi-Fi and 3G networks these days, there are a number of cool wireless technologies that are being left out of the limelight. Sensor networks and near-field communications are just a couple that are really beginning to pick up steam. Still, there are also those technologies that are not so hot, like location-based marketing and HomePlug that have fallen by the wayside.

Amidst the talk about Wi-Fi this, wireless broadband that and 3G the other, let’s not forget that other important wireless technology is emerging with less fanfare. Some of this technology will be hot soon, most will be hot eventually and some will stay forever cold. Here are my guesses.