Posts about Bandwidth

There is a lot of excitement in the industry regarding immersive experiences, but what exactly are they? From a virtual reality (VR) perspective, the experience is typically a computer-generated simulation or recreation of a real-life environment or scenario. It immerses the user by making them feel like they are experiencing the simulated reality firsthand, primarily through the stimulation of vision and hearing ...
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Am I the only one shocked, mouth agape at the valuation that music streaming companies are receiving? Isn’t that called a radio station, and weren’t they meant to be dead by now? The sheer madness of it forced me to pause and ponder it all for at least a moment or two. And, if you think about it enough, it all sort of makes sense … sort of. The epiphany came with the realization that business models, especially in the music business, have become very dependent on the average bandwidth consumers have access to. The iPod revolution was really about being able to buy just the song you want, when you want, and having the ability to build your own customized library of tunes to take with you anywhere. Finally, after decades of being a slave to the whims of record labels, the average consumer was back in the driver’s seat ...
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In a networked and cloud-based business era, broadband may be the most essential pieces for business continuity and disaster recover. It's easy to plan for the expected -- but disasters rarely follow what is written down on a plan conceived on a sunny weekday between 9 to 5. Let me strongly recommend that you review, verify and sanity check your business continuity plans for 2014. If you don't find at least one area to change after a full review, you might want to reconsider how valid your review is in the first place.
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For someone who "grew up" in the Internet/dot.com era (1993-1997ish), where men were men and the fastest commercial Internet backbone at the beginning of the '90s ran at T-3 (45 Mbps) speeds over fiber, it's alternatively humbling and cool to be on a 20 Mbps home cable connection with 100 Gbps optical network links slowly and steadily being turned up around the world. Just how fast can the world go in the next decade?
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Barely a week passes without new analyst figures announcing the continued fierce growth in bandwidth and the concern that our networks may soon run out of capacity. This week it was the turn of IDC to release its findings on the state of the networking industry. IDC’s figures confirmed previous studies that show the dramatic growth in broadband connectivity. It expects to see Internet users to reach 2.7 billion by 2015. This represents over 40% of the world’s population and nearly a billion more users than in 2010.
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