iPhone 5 data crunch adds to challenge of mobile data growth
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

iPhone 5 data crunch adds to challenge of mobile data growth


Commenting on reports that millions of new iPhone 5’s could cause localized data crunches on cellular networks, according to Napatech (www.napatech.com). The network traffic analysis company says that enterprises and carriers who haven't taken steps to build the monitoring and analysis infrastructure needed to deal with exponentially growing mobile data traffic need to act now.

Reports are suggesting that as many as 10 million Apple iPhone 5 models could be sold in the first few days. These smartphones are also capable of operating at much higher bandwidths thanks to support for Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile data.

"We already know that smartphone users can consume up to 6 times more bandwidth than normal mobile phone users, but that was at much lower speeds than those supported by the iPhone 5," says Dan Joe Barry, vice president of the network analysis and acceleration technology specialist, Napatech. "Enterprises and carriers are already struggling to keep up with exponentially growing mobile data. This is in effect just adding more wood to the fire."

Most people -- whether at home or in the office -- complain about the speed of the Internet, and particularly the slow rate at which web pages load, but the vast majority accept the problem as a fact of Internet life, he adds. This is despite the fact that – where enterprise networks are concerned -- it is very often the network pinch points that cause the "Internet to slow down, he adds. Napatech's observations tell them that the rising tide of BYOD smartphones -- topped off by the arrival of the iPhone 5 -- is aggravating the situation.

Barry went on to say that the solution to countering the effects of these pinch points is a simple one -- and centers on monitoring the IT/network resources in order to gain a complete picture of what's happening, and using this information to plan ahead for what has become a constantly evolving IT/network landscape.

"The products and solutions are already available," he says. "But, network monitoring and analysis can often be an afterthought or addressed in an ad-hoc manner. The key is to consider network monitoring and analysis holistically in support of the network and service management strategy."

 
AAPL
$524.94
Apple Inc.
+5.93
GOOG
$536.10
Google Inc.
-20.44
MSFT
$40.01
Microsoft Corpora
-0.39
MacNews Search:
Community Search:

Latest Forum Discussions

See All
view counter

view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter
view counter

Trials Frontier Review
Trials Frontier Review By Carter Dotson on April 18th, 2014 Our Rating: :: A ROUGH LANDINGUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Trials Frontier finally brings the famed stunt racing franchise to mobile, but how much does its free-to-play nature affect the game?   | Read more »
Evernote Business Notebook by Moleskin I...
Evernote Business Notebook by Moleskin Introduced – Support Available in Evernote for iOS Posted by Tre Lawrence on April 18th, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
Sparkle Unleashed Review
Sparkle Unleashed Review By Jennifer Allen on April 18th, 2014 Our Rating: :: CLASSY MARBLE FLINGINGUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad It’s a concept we’ve seen before, but Sparkle Unleashed is a solidly enjoyable orb shooting game.   | Read more »
Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulus Receives its...
Tilt to Live 2: Redonkulus Receives its First Update – Gets New Brimstone Pinball DLC Posted by Rob Rich on April 18th, 2014 [ permalink ] | Read more »
Union Review
Union Review By Jennifer Allen on April 18th, 2014 Our Rating: :: LAYERED RESULTSUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Create some stylish imagery with this layers focused photography app.   | Read more »
Where's My Water? Featuring XYY (G...
Where's My Water? Featuring XYY 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: iPod Touch 4th Gen, iPhone 3GS or iPad 1 are not compatible with this app. | Read more »
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Games)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 1.0.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $4.99, Version: 1.0.0 (iTunes) Description: *IMPORTANT* The Amazing Spider-Man 2 requires an iPad 2 (or newer), iPhone 4s (or newer), or iPod touch 5th Generation.Become the Amazing Spider-Man in this open-world adventure full of non-stop action, and face... | Read more »
Living Planet - Tiny Planet Videos and P...
Living Planet - Tiny Planet Videos and Photos 1.0 Device: iOS Universal Category: Photography Price: $.99, Version: 1.0 (iTunes) Description: 50% OFF LAUNCH SPECIAL!BUY NOW BEFORE THE PRICE GOES UP. ------------------------------------------------------ INTRODUCING LIVING PLANET! | Read more »
Livescribe 3 Smartpen Review
Made by: Livescribe Price: $149.99 for Livescribe 3 Hardware/iOS Integration Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Usability Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Reuse Value Rating: 4.75 out of 5 stars Build Quality Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Overall Rating: 4.44 out of 5 stars | Read more »
Unpossible Review
Unpossible Review By Carter Dotson on April 17th, 2014 Our Rating: :: RALPH WIGGUM APPROVESUniversal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad Unpossible is much better than its English!   | Read more »
All contents are Copyright 1984-2010 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.