There’s a good read today in the Ottawa Citizen that says due to the increased adoption of Smartphones (and tablet devices) our wireless carriers are already experiencing network strains… and eventually a “traffic jam” will happen that will cause the networks to eventually slow down. Apparently a “smartphone generates as much traffic as 10 basic-feature cellphones, while a wireless-enabled laptop generates as much as 1,300 basic cellphones”.
Bernard Lord of the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) spoke out and stated “It’s like having millions of peoples with cars, and there’s only one lane. You have a car, and you can look at it and wash it and polish it, but you just can’t drive it”. Lord said the Government needs to launch another spectrum auction like in 2008 that raised just shy of $4.3 billion. This time the CWTA suggests the 700 megahertz and 2500 MHZ spectrum bands. This would enable us consumers and businesses to gain the full benefits of our mobile devices.
Source: Ottawa Citizen