for files to load is a frustration we’ve all felt at one time or another, but
is it fair to blame our network? Are
we losing valuable working time or are we too impatient?
transfer applications are probably the most common data activity on users’
devices, whether they be PC, tablet or mobile devices attached to cellular and
other networks. In many cases the user or device must wait for the file
transfer to complete before allowing the user to act on the file. If a file
transfer takes too long, the user finds the delay unacceptable and also loses
It is the user’s subjective reaction that
determines what ‘time to wait’ is acceptable. As the time to wait is directly
linked to the bandwidth and speed of the network doing the transfer, we can see
why bandwidth demands will continue to increase.
I’ll stick with what I’ve got thanks
I heard people say they have enough
bandwidth and do not see the need for a faster network. As with any faith
it is often difficult to prove every point but sometimes one needs to just
believe it happens.
the size of files transferred varies
over many orders of magnitude and the time it takes to transfer or stream the information is linked primarily to the data rate of the network. And it is not
just the claimed or advertised data rate, it is the actual throughput when
sharing with others on the network that really impact users experience. However,
this assumption does rely on what is regarded as acceptable wait times.
Users get frustrated waiting for applications to load
probably explains at least why mobile and cellular users and also users
accessing networks are eager for the next level of 3G, 4G or broadband fiber service.
That’s still a far cry from 10Gbps speeds available in LANs. Users get
frustrated waiting for applications to load and want instant response. In fact,
users will wait longer for a website to load on a desktop computer than they
will on a mobile device.
honest, we are impatient by nature and technology will have to keep pace with
us, the users. Do you agree we need more