Originally published: October 19, 2010
Last updated: October 19, 2010 - 4:07pm
Global demand for wireless data surpassed mobile voice use back in December, and there's no inclination of the trend reversing. Carriers can continue investing billions of dollars for network expansion and faster wired backhaul to wireless towers, but throwing money at infrastructure won't work by itself. Instead, as expert panelists discussed at our Mobilize event last month, technological innovations must supplement infrastructure investment to gain efficiencies.
Here's a quick look at some of the latest technical and pricing solutions that are now available, or coming soon, to ensure our wireless data pipes don't clog: 1) Cell towers in the home, 2) Reducing wasteful network signaling traffic, 3) Pushing customers to Wi-Fi, and 4) Ending unlimited data plans.
- The Great Bandwidth Brawl
- 70-90% of AT&T Spectrum Capacity Unused
- Everybody Hertz: Spectrum Crisis by 2013
- Wireless Business Model is Unsustainable
- LTE to Boost Demand for Mobile Bandwidth, Network Gear
- Wi-Fi and the Mobile Meltdown
- We already use Wi-Fi more than cellular; Why not continue the trend?
- Tiny Transmitters Could Help Avert Data Throttling
- 2013: The year mobile data stops being profitable
- Congress, please don’t kill white spaces
- Google Vision Opposes AT&T as U.S. Looks to Sell Spectrum
- With New Report FCC Makes a Bid for Universal Broadband
- Busy U.S. cell networks a bonanza for gear makers
- House bill wrong way to divvy up airwaves
- KDDI makes Wi-Fi major component of mobile broadband network