Information Overload

On October 28th, 2015, posted in: Network Security by 0 Comment

In line with a latest FierceBroadbandWireless article by Lynette Luna, AT&T and different wi-fi service suppliers aren’t prepared for “the onslaught of knowledge site visitors coming from smartphones, and that the deluge is starting to clog their networks.”

This isn’t an enormous shock to me.  Legacy networks have been by no means constructed with the intention of hauling huge quantities of knowledge.  As customers demand an increasing number of from their cellular gadgets – notably smartphones – these networks present their age an increasing number of.

The legacy networks have been placing quick time period patches on the problems.  In her article, which was based mostly on a Wall Avenue Journal interview with an AT&T exec, Lynette factors out that “AT&T has begun to just about double the pace of its community in sure areas” because it introduced the iPhone on board.  (It also needs to be famous that the iPhone will nonetheless have extra pace utilizing its Wi-Fi radio for a minimum of the following 5 years – if not perpetually.)

And naturally, this week AT&T introduced it might improve its community to HSPA to extend bandwidth.  Lastly, the corporate has adopted “strict information caps with punitive overage expenses” to battle the overload.  However once more, these are solely quick time period options for a a lot bigger concern.

To really transfer past the challenges of a legacy infrastructure, like AT&T’s community, 4G rollouts should start on a large scale.  4G know-how – whether or not its cellular WiMAX or LTE – gives the bandwidth and pace essential to assist the large quantities of knowledge presently being run on smartphones.  And it gives loads of room to develop as extra customers undertake smartphones and browse on the go.

In fact, we all know the way forward for wi-fi is coming – Dash, Clearwire, AT&T and Verizon all have plans in place to start/additional their 4G rollouts.  It doesn’t matter what facet of the 4G “battle” you’re on, I believe we are able to all agree the 4G evolution will probably be an thrilling one!

How have your smartphone experiences been on the legacy networks?  Do you suppose the 4G community roll outs will assist alleviate this?  What else can the operators be doing now to assist the issue?


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