Date Added: Aug 2012
The mobile industry is seeing rapid growth in data traffic. This started with the launch of the iPhone back in 2007 and has continued unabated for the last 5 years. Most industry pundits are expecting mobile data growth to continue at rates well in excess of 50% annually through the end of the decade. While it is nice to have a popular service, there can be some serious challenges in keeping up with the demand. This paper will explore some of the tools that can be used to cost effectively scale network capacity. Before delving into that analysis, it is worthwhile to get a sense for the size of the problem.