Distributed Queuing (DQ) was originally invented for cable TV broadcasting. However, the first two demonstrations have been on long rang IoT radios such as LoRa and Zigbee. In both demos, packet efficiency rose from a maximum achievable 50% under Aloha, to 98% when DQ swapped with Aloha. The physical radio also performs better when it does not need to contend with the bottleneck at the bottom of OSI layer 2, which results in an effective doubling in throughput packet efficiency. In fact, DQ completely eliminates the need to retransmit payload data over and over, which today accounts for half of the bandwidth usage in busy shared wireless data networks prone to collisions and retransmissions.
Buddenberg at the US Post Graduate Naval Institute commented that DQ would have awesome properties for RF anti-jamming since it could shift the master terminal or cluster head operation on the fly. GM liked DQ for encrypting the entire packet including the header, and of course, that DQ would not starve low priority data as a CAN replacement in vehicles for which it was published in the SAE Journal.
With regard to manufacturing and mobile, the future is in mesh networks and there is a real possibility that the "cell sites" could be run by any homeowner who wants to light up their neighborhood, farm or factory as the case may be. Star networks make much less sense here, and especially if mesh nets can get stronger as they get larger; now possible with the DQ firmware upgrade.