Pictures, Videos, Live Streaming and Snapchatting will be imminent among football fans for Super Bowl Sunday. At the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, more than one million fans are predicted to participate in festivities surrounding Super Bowl weekend. During the first weekend of February, football attendees will want to take pictures and share their experiences with friends and the rest of the world. With limited cell towers and area coverage, how will the city of Houston be able to withstand so much data? And how will mobile internet access be available and stream data quick enough? Wireless carriers have started planning for this endeavor years ago. Here's what they're planning:
Chances are, you're reading this article from either a mobile phone or laptop. If your reading via a laptop, is your mobile phone within arms reach of you? If not, I'm sure you're panicking right now trying to figure out where your phone is. Mobile phones have become a normal "partner" in our everyday lives. According to Cisco, by 2020, traffic from wireless and mobile devices will account for two-thirds of the total IP traffic. Our smartphones traffic will surpass our PC traffic, which accounted for 53% of total IP traffic in 2015.
With the staggering surge of smart device use, our easibility and accessibility of using these devices are becoming a main concern for the IT industry. Most of this technology on are mobile phones are being centralized through mobile device applications (AKA Apps). If you're away on a business trip, mobile apps on your phone will let you: check on your cat via an in-home camera, alter your thermostat temperature, dim your lights, and see what's in your fridge. The world is becoming "smarter" with greater IoT devices (internet of things) and apps to help us utilize and manage our everyday lives. Cisco predicts that by 2020, the number of IoT devices will be three times as high as the global population.