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faryl
faryl
6/30/2016 10:50:28 PM
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Re: Just a hunch but I think the capacity spikes are going to get much taller
I think you're right, it doesn't seem to be a problem that comes up any more (I remember it being an issue with the Seattle earthquake ... but that was ~15 years ago!). It seems mobile networks are robust enough to handle spikes in voice calls now. Some of the newer technology seems to be a bit reactive in its improvements - for example HBOs VOD issues for the Game of Thrones season premiere a couple of years back. Another positive development is that there are more options to receive current information now (for example, facebook's feature that prompts people to confirm they are ok during local disasters; hashtags on twitter; public forums like Reddit), so it's easier to find alternate ways to connect during times of crisis.

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elizabethv
elizabethv
6/30/2016 9:46:34 PM
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Re: Just a hunch but I think the capacity spikes are going to get much taller
@faryl - you're right, networks used to struggle with allowing people to get through to loved ones during emergencies. But I believe that was a problem that was rectified. During the Orlando shooting, and shortly after I believe no one struggled with this as an issue. During inclement weather, it very well could just be weather that causes more of a problem than anything else. 

 

Smaller networks will likely always struggle with keeping up with larger networks. It's really just the nature of the beast. 

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elizabethv
elizabethv
6/30/2016 9:43:36 PM
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Re: planning
@dlr5288 - This is true, planning ahead is always a great idea. But it is just as important, if not more so, to remain fluid in your plans. Being flexible will help them to adapt to others new ideas for the future that might completely change the technolgical landscape from what it is today. 

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faryl
faryl
6/30/2016 9:12:45 PM
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Re: Just a hunch but I think the capacity spikes are going to get much taller
Good point. That used to be an issue with the mobile networks during emergencies - they'd get overwhelmed by people calling to make sure loved ones are OK.

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dlr5288
dlr5288
6/30/2016 7:39:31 PM
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Re: planning
Very true. I think it's great that they're thinking big, it just get me nervous how far ahead they're thinking. Sometimes I think it's better to focus on things closer than projects so far away.

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Michelle
Michelle
6/30/2016 6:06:51 PM
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Re: Just a hunch but I think the capacity spikes are going to get much taller
Sounds plausable. Internal networks for smaller firms already suffer when employees do the same on desktop machines. The news cycle alone has changed consumption habits.

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JohnBarnes
JohnBarnes
6/29/2016 11:24:43 PM
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Just a hunch but I think the capacity spikes are going to get much taller
Right after the Istanbul airport suicide bombings, I noticed many international co-workers were leaving mobile phones out on their desks (violation of company rules in some cases but we don't have any managers so insensitive that they'd object), sound off for the most part, and then clicking into streaming video when anything new popped up (and frequently announcing it to others).  Gut feeling: in five years we'll expect everyone to turn on their mobile device whenever there's a breaking news story, and catch new developments on streaming video.  So a big terrorist attack, celebrity crime, etc. is going to slam the daylights out of bandwidth several times a year.

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freehe
freehe
6/28/2016 11:19:44 PM
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Re: EE Mobile Video
faryl, So true!

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faryl
faryl
6/28/2016 9:58:16 PM
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Re: EE Mobile Video
On top of that, there are probably uses of the technology that may become part of people's daily habits that haven't even occurred to us yet. It wasn't that long ago that most phones didn't have video capability, much less technology that would make live broadcasting video something not only simple, but also becoming commonplace. It's now even part of facebook's functionality. Between the changes in how users consume content, how they share it, the type of content that's being produced & consumed, etc., networks are being used in ways that probably didn't even occur to industry experts 5 years ago ... forget 10 or 15 years ago!

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freehe
freehe
6/28/2016 9:49:39 PM
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EE Mobile Video
There are several user barriers of adoption to mobile content and services due to mobile data plan costs and plan restrictions.

With future events, companies only have estimates of anticipated users who will view live streaming such as political speeches, debates, sporting events, etc. How will companies continue to support live video and audio streaming and in the future?

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