Internet traffic overload ahead

Written on June 17, 2021 by admin

As the flood of data across the internet continues to increase, there are those that say sometime soon it is going to collapse under its own weight. The YouTube and Joost generation want to stream video, and download gigabytes of data in one go.

“The network is growing up, is starting to get more capacity than it ever had, but it is a challenge. “Back in the days of the dotcom boom in the late 90s, billions of dollars were invested around the world in laying cables,” said net expert Bill Thompson.

Much more high-speed optic fibre has been laid than we currently need, and scientists are confident that each strand can be pushed to carry almost limitless amounts of data in the form of light. But long before a backbone wire itself gets overloaded, the strain may begin to show on the devices at either end - the routers. “The real issue that people are going to face, and are already noticing at home, is that ISPs are starting to cut back on the bandwidth that is available to people in their homes,” said Mr Thompson.

[Via news.bbc.co.uk]

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