Mobile Future

Mobile Moment: What A Spectrum Crunch Means For You

What’s the impact of a spectrum crunch on consumers? To help answer this question we asked wireless network expert Peter Rysavy. As he explains in the video below, consumers certainly feel the effect of running out of wireless network capacity. Just as we experience in traffic on roadways, congestion means everything slows down and can ultimately stop entirely. On our wireless devices, this means consumers face slowed and even failed applications and websites. With wireless consumer demand forecasted to exhaust current spectrum capacity by 2016, Peter underscores the importance of keeping our networks from reaching this congestion level.