by Mike Masnick

How To Handle Capacity...

Seems like a fairly slow news day, so I wanted to point to a longer piece I wrote over at TheFeature concerning the capacity question. Whenever people talk about high prices or "pay as you go" plans for wireless data services offered by carriers, the rationale is always "capacity." The services all have limited capacity, and offering flat-rate services and opening up the capacity to to high bandwidth applications could knock those services offline. However, is that a valid excuse? The issue is real -- but it makes it a lot more difficult to compete -- especially when we hear stories about how all of these services are going to compete with DSL and cable. How are they going to do that if they don't have the capacity to handle the applications people want? In other words... capacity limitations isn't an excuse, it's a problem.

Add Your Comment

Have a Techdirt Account? Sign in now. Want one? Register here
Get Techdirt’s Daily Email
Save me a cookie
  • Note: A CRLF will be replaced by a break tag (<br>), all other allowable HTML will remain intact
  • Allowed HTML Tags: <b> <i> <a> <em> <br> <strong> <blockquote> <hr> <tt>
Follow Techdirt
New Gear From Techdirt

Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Essential Reading
Techdirt Deals
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Techdirt Insider Chat
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads
Recent Stories
Report this ad  |  Hide Techdirt ads


Email This

This feature is only available to registered users. Register or sign in to use it.