Someone emailed me an article today (http://m.computerworld.com/s/
The article sites an average company’s use of a 1.544 Mbps T-1 connection that could easily become saturated by media intensive and bandwidth hungry iPad apps. That conversation started a few years ago with smart phones, 1st gen iPads, etc.. The headline of the article should say “make corporate network crunch worse”. It’s been this way for years, it is getting worse because of the number of devices coming online recently, BUT, know the truth. Companies who still use outdated and dreadfully slow T-1′s are already “network crunched” and should be, if they haven’t already, upgrading to metro-e, or other faster broadband technologies to begin with. Plus the standard corporate LAN operates at 10/100 on older equipment not meant for multimedia QOS, newer routing methods and switching technologies. IT knows this, and wants faster and better technologies, and this is how they get them.
It is a perceived, for all but those in industry, problem that only exists in the minds of the executives who want to squeeze every bit of usability out of their networks instead of providing a comfortable, pleasant and productive one to customers who pay a hell of a lot to keep it going. Industry is trying its best to convince consumers that bandwidth caps, throttling, usage tiers, etc. are necessary They are, to the providers, because it allows them to make more money.