Cellcos: One Thing – Bandwidth


Curly: You know what the secret of life is?
Mitch: No, what?
Curly: This.
Mitch: Your finger?
Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that and everything else don’t mean shit.
City Slickers

At the CTIA I.T. & Entertainment show in San Diego this year, the cellular industry seemed to have one thing on its collective mind; capacity.

The Data Tsunami Is Here, reported MocoNews:

A Cisco Mobile Forecast for 2008-2013 noted that a single high-end data phone today generates more data traffic than 30 basic-feature cell phones, while a single laptop air card generates more data traffic than 450 basic-feature cell phones. Cisco projects that mobile data traffic will increase a thousand-fold over the seven years from 2005 through 2012, with video being a significant component.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has estimated it would cost $5 billion to $10 billion to wire the nation’s “anchor institutions” with fiber-optic cable.

The Seattle-based charity filed an analysis to the Federal Communications Commission on Oct. 5, estimating how much it would cost to install fiber-optic lines at about 123,000 hospitals, public libraries, public schools and community colleges. The study focused on bringing high-speed Internet connections to urban, suburban and rural communities.

Broadband.gov overviews initiatives intended to accelerate broadband deployment across the United States.

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