Videos may Cripple the Internet

Times of India had an interesting article today , which stirred up some memories of past debates, on how Video will kill the Internet…or to be more practical clog it like hell. In practicality its not restricted to Videos only and other contributors would include images, online gaming etc as well.

The article claims that last year a “google owned video site” (No guesses here) consumed as much bandwidth as the Internet in total did in the year 2000. Nemeretes Research predicts a bandwidth squeeze by the year 2011, the overall demand will outpace supply growth. This will result is a slow download speeds etc which will eventually affect the overall usability and enjoyment of certain services on the net.

But others state that technology is also growing at a fast space and becoming more and more efficient in the dissemination of data and would eventually match the digital traffic growth rate.

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3 thoughts on “Videos may Cripple the Internet

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  2. This is an interesting thought. The internet is much faster than it used to be with much better graphics and interactivity; however, like Microsoft Windows, the increased functionality have come at a price to performance. It’s difficult to determine, though, whether infrastructure will be able to keep up with the content. What I’m interested in is the business model for the future. Will there be surcharges for bandwidth usage?

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