Sprint is retooling its plans to make them all-inclusive and all-you-can-eat, and it’s guaranteeing they’ll remain that way for life. It may be just marketing, but it’s still surprising Sprint is spelling this commitment out.
It’s easy for consumers to blame constant web browsing and occasional online video as the big bandwidth hogs, but mobile apps shouldn’t get a free pass. The number of apps is growing, as is their usage, and some gobble up more than 100 MB per hour.
By the end of 2013 almost all (97 percent) of mobile operators will deploy some type of traffic shaping technology to manage demand for mobile broadband, up from 47 percent today, according to a white paper issued today by Volubill.