Warning from RIM over bandwidth becoming scarce
Research In Motion that maker of the Blackberry smartphone has expressed concern over the fact that the bandwidth has already started to become scarce in markets such as the US.
I suppose this was to be expected really as the 3G high speed infrastructure was built over half a decade ago and is of course now a little aged. Currently AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Sprint are working in order to add cell towers and increase the traffic capabilities.
With the talk of the 4G being around just a year away, Sprint has started to install Wimax but the Long Term Evolution standard used by some other carriers may not be available to use for a number of years.
The alarm being raised at this time by RIM could well be a slap in the face of Apple which has recently suffered with issues surrounding data congestion on the AT&T 3G network. The number of smartphones being sold is still on the increase a lot more so than the simple handsets that used to be sufficient. Source – 247wallst.com