RIM Exec Warns Of Bandwidth Hogs

The co-CEO of RIM would very much appreciate it if iPhone developers would stop putting out bandwidth-intensive apps.  He’s concerned that all of them are placing (or will soon place) too much of a strain on networks.

According to Jonny Evans, Mike Lazaridis specifically said, “If we don’t start conserving that bandwidth, in the next few years we are going to run into a capacity crunch.  You are already experiencing the capacity crunch in the United States.”

This is something to consider, at least, since the theory makes sense.  If AT&T can’t keep up with things, then more and more slowdowns and outages are liable to occur.  And the co-CEO of RIM is in a pretty good position to know the specifics of the situation.

One last thing: of course, the same advice about conserving bandwidth might well apply to all developers, even if other networks haven’t yet experienced problems like those that the iPhone induced.

By Doug Caverly

Doug is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest eBusiness news.

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