The Need For Speed
10th July 2014
The seemingly insatiable demand by users for more data has taken many players in the telecom and communications sector by surprise. To keep up with demand, new infrastructure is often needed and particularly data centers – the heart and brain of any network. With speed to operations being essential, prefabricated and modular data centers that can be deployed in mere days have become all the rage. Telecoms expert Peter Karaszi explains.
Global mobile data traffic grew 81 percent in 2013, according to a recent report by Cisco (Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update). Last year’s mobile data traffic was nearly 18 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. Smartphones and tablets are driving this traffic explosion. A typical smartphone generates 48 times more mobile data traffic than a basic-feature cell phone.