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BBC: Mobile carriers won't be able to keep up with demand for data

0. phoneArena posted on 22 Jan 2013, 02:50

Mobile carriers won't be able to keep up with the demand by smartphone users for data as Apple iPhone, Android and Windows Phone users consume 35 times the amount of data than a regular phone user; according to Deloitte, there will be a 50 fold increase in wireless traffic by 2016 and while users won't be locked out of a data connection, mobile operators will have rush hour periods during the day when data traffic is extremely heavy...

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posted on 22 Jan 2013, 03:27 2

1. Mozarrt (Posts: 301; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)

The Government should support the wireless carriers building infrastructure to support the continuing growth of demand for mobile data.

Income from the sales of the 4G Frequencies should be used to subsidize the efforts needed to continue to have a good and trustworthy network.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 17:31

2. metalpoet (unregistered)

"Apple iPhone, Android and Windows Phone users consume 35 times more data than users of typical phones" No freaking SH*t!!!!

Its the reason why people switch from basic dinosaur phones to smart phones......TO SURF THE WEB CAPTAIN OBVIOUS!!!!

Everything will eventually go to mobile! Personal computers wont exist in the future, it''ll all be cellphones/tablets.

posted on 22 Jan 2013, 21:40

3. aikonix (Posts: 60; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)

There making it sound like its a problem..... There is no problem here, just people being greedy.. People using up bandwidth is what slows the internet down, not how much you use. If this so called data is being all used up, why haven't Landline internet's experienced the same thing? And why are landline internets getting faster all the time if all this data is being used up...? Again, people being greedy stating that it cost "$X.XX per megabyte!" No it doesn't. It doesnt cost anything to move a megabyte from 1 state to another. We need to get away from tier'd packages and open up bandwidth, because even landlines are seeing that its a moneymaker to lie to the media and get away with it.

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