The increasing number of new and varied mobile devices accessing a network may not heavily increase overall traffic, but it will create spikes that will need to be provisioned for. Processor looks at the pros and cons of providing support to all the various devices on the market.
“’Mobile users are typically able to operate in a casually connected environment, which means they don’t require persistent connectivity,’ says Brent Felker, vice president of field mobility for DecisionPoint Systems. ‘So they might be in a basement or going through a tunnel and lose connectivity but keep operating. But when they go back in, they blast all of that information up to the network, and you’ll see spikes in usage.’”