The Perfect Data Storm
The consumption of visually heavy social content has risen considerably in recent years thanks to speedier internet connections and introductions of products like smart phones and tablet PCs in the market. Content such as high-def photos and videos (although highly enjoyable) slows down networks significantly. In fact, it has been estimated that our network providers will have to add about 1000x more bandwith in the next few years to simply keep up with content demand. Check out this infographic to learn more about this network traffic jam and how network providers should approach the problem.