More is more when it comes to streaming entertainment and playing video games.
More bandwidth, more speed, more volume. But we want to be mobile while we’re mobile.
The ability to disconnect from pesky wires, plugs or anything else is the new frontier for gaming and streaming content – going wireless, untethered, free.
In order to accomplish this untangled world, massive amounts of data will need to flow seamlessly through cellular and Wi-Fi infrastructure. More than 4 billion people around the world are consuming online video content and more than 50% of all video streaming comes from mobile phones or tablets.
If you have a fast and unlimited internet hook-up, then these data demands are no big deal – if you live or work alone.
Streaming and gaming are the most bandwidth intensive things you can do online. A shared network connection can often lag with just one or two video streams. Not only that, virtual and augmented reality are poised to take over how we live, work and play increasing data flow needs exponentially.
Augmented Reality is a computer–generated interactive technology that works in an enhanced real-world environment. The demand for AR is tremendous in video entertainment and gaming activities and will continue to grow. Those 4 billion people will need the higher capacity of 5G for VR and AR content streamed from the cloud – if the wireless infrastructure can support it.
You’ll need a broadband connection that can handle these monster data eaters.
With AR technology set to detonate in the business and entertainment sectors, enterprise is buzzing with the potential of what is expected to be between $80 and $120 billion industry by 2023. Tapping into this enormous market will require the heftier bandwidth, speed and volume of a DAS or Private LTE network.
Upgrading and expanding the capacity and coverage of wireless networks to support 5G is critical to keep things running smoothly. New technologies will continue to put stress on the data load considerably but implementing or updating your wireless infrastructure with DAS or Private LTE/CBRS (recently fully authorized by the FCC) will keep your user experience tangle free.