Connected cars to cause mobile network traffic jams
As cars become more connected on the road, rush hour will have grave implications for mobile networks, with certain cells set to experience a 97 percent increase in data traffic in the next 10 years. The analysis comes from a new report by Machina Research. About half of the machine-to-machine communication will be from connected cars; the rest will be from smartphones, tablets and other personal devices.
In terms of overall data volumes, connected cars donêt present much of a problem, said Matt Hatton, CEO of Machina Research. But network resource management is not based on total traffic volume, itês based on particular cell sites during peak times of network use.
The burden will be on network resource managers to plan for the surge in machine-to-machine communication.Download Bulletin PDF