As CNN Money continues its series looking at the spectrum crunch, today’s story highlights the incredible growth in mobile over the past year. According to Cisco, wireless data traffic rose 133% in 2011 alone. One thing is certain: American consumers are hungry for a high-quality, high-speed wireless experience.
A spectrum deficiency looms in the near future that could cripple this experience, but making more spectrum available for mobile quickly will help address this challenge. As today’s CNN piece clearly shows, hundreds of millions of consumers are increasingly using mobile broadband. This rapidly growing demand is straining the networks of the mobile providers who will all need more spectrum in the near future.
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