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Faster broadband speeds and more bandwidth-intensive applications, most notably online video, are spurring higher traffic volumes per user.
Comcast is streaming an experimental Ultra-HD feed of the Olympics, and while the bandwidth toll is significant, the quality brings other potential applications to mind.
Networks will be taxed to the limit as bandwidth demand surges as HD video and various applications gobble up resources.
Telecommunications carriers were already facing the difficult dynamics of a data-based mobile market where demand and revenues are following much different curves. Now that the new iPad has bowed, are telcos once-buoyant hopes for mobile broadband just going to end up sunk?
Whether you were impressed by the iPhone 4S, or were disappointed that it doesn't have a 5 in its name, there's no question that it will continue the disruption of telcos' mobile data business models. But with research suggesting that running a mobile network could become unprofitable within three years, can carriers change their ways before the iPhone and its ilk chew up our airwaves like locusts buzzing the plains?
Budget carrier's sale of cheap flights causes Web site to experience downtime, with company revealing on Facebook page that CPU capabilities reached 100 percent within five minutes from start of sales.
Hosting company Macquarie Telecom has put itself on the line with a new managed wireless area network (WAN) optimisation product, saying that customers will see faster applications — or they'll get their money back or be given free bandwidth.
Engenio specializes in bandwidth intensive storage. With the acquisition, NetApp plans to focus on the video storage market as well as high performance computing applications like genomics.
Blue Coat CEO says embedding security in chipset not capable or flexible enough to track and catch ever-changing malware; underscores need to extend security protection to mobile devices.
newsmaker Co-founder and chief scientist, Tom Leighton, shares how company maintains vision to make Internet better for everyone with focus on trends such as IPv6 and mobile explosion.
Looking at file size, network congestion
newsmaker The Internet's capacity will need to increase by a factor of a thousand to handle the flow of data over the next decade, company's CTO says.
Telecom operators in emerging markets see partnerships with third-party providers as "critical", and do not see themselves as end-to-end providers like first world counterparts.
Already the world's largest broadband market, country was main source of new subscriptions in first quarter of this year, contributing nearly half of 14 million lines globally, reveals Broadband Forum.
With the explosive commercial success of the internet, the founding builders and users of the Internet are using an alternative network for bandwidth when it requires mission critical applications to operate for research and development projects.
Bandwidth fees from heavily moving data to and from cloud may discourage companies to adopt, but some analysts say clouds bring additional value.
Back in December of 2008, I wrote about a new initiative from Amazon to make large sets of public data more accessible. Amazon offered to mount the data for free, and for developers writing applications elsewhere in the Amazon Web Services ecosystem even the bandwidth cost of communicating with GenBank, the PubChem Library, the US Census and similar resources was zero.
P2P applications represent 44% of all bandwidth consumed on networks operated by North American Internet service providers, up from around 41% in 2007, according to Sandvine.
According to Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo, it won't be long before Aussie households are demanding 100Mbps connections, while applications like artificial noses and thought recognition could stretch broadband speeds even further.
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