Are you streaming? Every time you open a music or video file on the Internet, you consume bandwidth. So what? Have superfast broadband, will download, you say. You’ve paid for it, after all. But did you know spectrum bandwidth was a finite resource? Communications signals use the frequency ranges in the electromagnetic spectrum, depending on the type of radio or wireless technology, of which there are many, but demand is set to explode. Governments regulate the use of the radio spectrum by allocating it in chunks, resulting in the bidding wars that sometimes hit the headlines.
Battles for bandwidth will intensify as competing providers seek more capacity for consumers ever hungry for content delivered at high-speed. Two trends are responsible for the approaching crisis. End users are ditching traditional storage formats such as DVD in favour of streaming sites, and advertisers are encouraging them to do it. Users are also impatient, suffering from what might be termed Slow Download Speed Intolerance (SDSI). Break-up and buffering of signal urges us stab a button when we can’t wait. The giant providers of entertainment – music, TV/video and movie are all scrambling to grab a greater share of available bandwidth. Some data – mobile and short distance – travels across unlicensed network until it reaches a carrier network, but there will still be more demand than supply.
One technique boffins use to meet these challenges is statistical analysis to predict both the behaviour of the signal to be streamed and the capacity of the receiving device. This helps to optimise use of the channel available and to reduce noise (distortion). Adaptive streaming and video compression really are very clever stuff. The giant network providers and ISPs may in future require that we pay more for our comms networks than we do at present.
Looking for solicitors in Darwen?
Darwen is a market town in Lancashire. Are you a resident of, or a visitor to Darwen, and have you been injured in any kind of accident which was not your fault? Have you returned from a holiday, cut short by some kind of mishap and left you injured? If so, you could be looking for injury solicitors in Darwen but did you know Accident Advice Helpline can help you instead?
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Darwen we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Darwen look no further than our expert service.
Accident Advice Helpline
We are experts in personal injury claims for people like you. We understand how distressing and inconvenient it can be to have your life disrupted through the fault of a third party. Our friendly, trained advisers are waiting to take your call. Call them now on 0800 689 0500 (land line) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile). Do it now. The call is free and you can ask for answers to the questions that are on your mind. Or you can text “CLAIM365 to 888010”.
Date Published: 25th May 2014
Author: David Brown