According to a June 2013 Mobility Report released by Ericsson, a smartphone user is expected to more than quadruple mobile monthly data consumption from 450MB to an average of 2GB data per user in 2018. With the consumption of digital content via mobile devices set to rise even more in the coming years, mobile network operators need to brace themselves and their infrastructure to handle the load.
Long Term Evolution (LTE) may have come to Malaysia but the gestation period for its widespread use might take longer than mobile operators may like, writes Edwin Yapp.
Spurred on by a recent columnist comments, Edwin Yapp ponders whether techincal personnel in the wireless industry reach a ceiling and wonders whether it should be so.
In launching its 4G over LTE on Jan 2, Maxis caught everyone by surprise and has put pressure on competitors like Celcom and DiGi to speed up their own rollouts.