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AT&T: Internet to hit full capacity by 2010

U.S. telecommunications giant AT&T has claimed that, without investment, the Internet's current network architecture will reach the limits of its capacity by 2010.

Speaking at a Westminster eForum on Web 2.0 this week in London, Jim Cicconi, vice president of legislative affairs for AT&T, warned that the current systems that constitute the Internet will not be able to cope with the increasing amounts of video and user-generated content being uploaded.

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Lumbo3201d ago

/me puts on the flameproof vest and waits for the DigitalDistribution fanboys to come in and claim AT&T is full of BluRay fanboys lies...

Bladestar3201d ago (Edited 3201d ago )

actually is the other way around... this proves that bandwidth may boost on speed faster than people thought... you see... internet capactiy will be maxed by 2010... what should companies do? tell new subscribers not to get internet... tell existing subscribers not to use the internet as much... or simply upgrade the existing network to sastify requirements? duhh...

5 years go... I'm sure the same could be said... and this is not because of blu-ray HD bla bla crap.. but simply because more people use the internet, voice over IP.. and how everyone is connecting online... Movie digital distribution is only one small thing... but Movie digital distribution or not.... the capacity will be reach regardless... hell.. even the PS3 for you sony lover is responsible for this.... @folding anyone? sucking on the bandwidth even when people are sleeping? Games?

You people give blu-ray too much credit...

Note: "user-generated content being uploaded" they are crediting sites like My space, online photo... U Tube... yeah.. U Tube now probably the main cause of bandwidth consumption in the world.... lol... and it's not on HD...

cmrbe3201d ago (Edited 3201d ago )

To summarize your post. It would be lucky if HD DD is mainstream worldwide in another 5-10 years.

TheEndzor3201d ago (Edited 3201d ago )

AT&T isn't the only company to speak about this subject.

This topic is also why Certain ISP's are experimenting by charging consumers on the amount of bandwidth used.

i still do agree Digital Downloads will be the Future but it will be a very long time before it becomes common place.

But for now ill be Buying my movies on Blu-Ray

niall773201d ago (Edited 3201d ago )

problem solved

lol

well it workds for my laptop. :P

Lord Anubis3201d ago

I'm almost certain this will lead to pay per bandwidth which would suck major arse.

moses3201d ago

Anything but.....OVERLOGGING!!!

We might all have to take a trip to Californie in the future!

hfaze3201d ago

Bubbles for you!

Look out for that scary ghost! ;-)

KidMakeshift3200d ago

I know

I need my Brazilian fart porn fix

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