Mobile Future Chair Jonathan Spalter discusses the importance of network management for America’s wireless consumers in The Hill’s Congress Blog.
As Spalter notes:
“While America’s wireless consumers are currently benefitting from record investment and growth in a wireless marketplace that is advancing at lightning speed, the quality of the consumer experience is at risk, especially as the FCC considers adding regulations that could impede the work of network engineers in managing mobile traffic and congestion.
A recent report released by network expert Peter Rysavy paints a compelling picture of network engineers racing to keep pace with surging consumer demand for mobile connectivity. In his analysis, Rysavy urges a continued light-touch by policymakers, cautioning that new rules that limit how wireless operators respond to surges in demand will undermine the consumer experience and force us all to spend more time with the dreaded loading symbol.”