Global cellular networks are reeling under remarkable growth rates that look like they will be sustained over the next five years, and this will be driven by video, says a recent report. According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) report, with its quarterly update out this week, video accounted for over 50 per cent of …
Data cap anyone?
Yeah, right. Except for those data caps. Which are not getting better, but worse. Verizon used to have unlimited data (I still have it), but it's not available anymore for new contracts.
Re: Data cap anyone?
Three mobile offer unlimited data, as do Giff Gaff, not too much use to you in the USA though sorry!
Re: Data cap anyone?
Do they have a clause in their contract that allows them to apply limits later?
@Ace Rimmer Re: Data cap anyone?
I asked about the FUP on the One Plan (which allows tethering) in a Three shop and was told that it's 100GB a month. The guy told me that if you pump more than 3GB a day for 3 consecutive days, then they send you a polite warning e-mail (I could live with that). I forgot to ask if the FUP figure was printed in the contract or Ts&Cs.
Note that the SIM only One Plan is a rolling one month contract so they could easily pull and replace Ts&Cs.
Re: Data cap anyone?
3? They have problems with 3g connectivity in my area.... a lot of people here will never trust them again.
Re: @frank ly
Note that the SIM only One Plan is a rolling one month contract
Mine is on a 2 year contract, I tether to my tablet during the day too and regularly get through 10GB a month
I've not used more than 3GB a day though
Nyquist will be spinning in his grave
at all of that bandwidth being soaked up by streaming Stictly Come Dancing.
I thought we'd be past 2/3rds by now
I mean, who downloads porn pictures these days?
Video production is going to hit a wall
The day that every single cat in the world is filmed 24/7
AT LEAST two-thirds mobile traffic will be video by 2017
...and 100% of that will be youtube vids. Of cats.
It is absolutely amazing. One of the most remarkable technological advances in modern....
...............communications history and what is it going to be used for? A sort of 24hr P2P youtube, endless holiday vids and an enormous amount of porn. Not only that the increase in that type of video traffic bids fair to send mobile broad-band costs back up through the roof and/or break the infrastructure given that the demand is likely to increase way faster than the increase in available bandwidth. Very occasionally I really do despair - this is the revolution in mobile communications we've been getting all enthused about?
Re: It is absolutely amazing. One of the most remarkable technological advances in modern....
WTF did you think it would be used for?
The alternative would be to limit usage to pursuits with the aim of benefiting mankind which would be of zero interest to 99.9% of the population meaning that your mobile broadband would cost £1000's per month
Re:"be of zero interest to 99.9% of the population "
I was not for one moment advocating what might be euphemistically called rationing or anything like it. I was simply pointing out that given the usage to which the bandwidth is likely to be put the system will not cope and/or prices will indeed go through the roof. You are perfectly at liberty (by definition) to disagree with what I have posted but please do not impute to me something I have not argued for explicitly or implicitly - I have little liking for "straw-man tactics".
Re: be of zero interest to 99.9% of the population "
And yet history has shown that the more shite that can be pumped through a distribution network the faster prices will drop. This has been demonstrated in
Paper based publishing
Fixed line internet
and now broadband internet
The market is already driving increased bandwidth for lower prices and will continue to do so.
Company which sells networking products says customers will need more network bandwith
Comes out with study showing most expensive use of bandwith is due to rocket.
In other news, the British Pie Society says that pie sales are projected to go through the roof.