Scientists warn that the Internet will reach the limit within the next 8 years
[ Abstract ] British scientists warned that as people's demand for data increasing, the Internet will face "capacity crisis", the solution or lead to a surge in the cost of internet.
The continuous expansion of the Internet is about to reach the limit?
British scientists warned that as the demand of data the Internet will face "grow with each passing day, the capacity of crisis", may have
reached a limit in 8 years. The company may by increasing the communication cable to temporarily ease the problem, but it may mean a sharp rise in the cost of the internet.
the Royal Society will convene the relevant senior engineers, physicists and communications company meetings, to discuss the matter, hoping to put forward effective solutions. Professor Andrew Ellis of the joint organizer of the meeting said that the rapid development of Internet TV, streaming media service and more powerful computer, greatly increasing the current communication infrastructure pressure. In 2005, the fastest speed broadband network is 2 Mbit / s.Now, 100 Mbit / s speed everywhere.
The fiber is soft, transparent, less than the thickness of a human hair so fine.The information is converted into light, send into the fiber, and then be reduced to information. Experts have warned that the laboratory provides data show that to our laptop computer, intelligent mobile phone and tablet computer to send information and optical fiber cable capacity within 8 years will reach their limit.Internet Co may be able to solve this problem by constantly laying cables, but this may lead to increased cost. Next, we either pay double fee, or endure a frequently dropped network.
Ellis said: "the era of knowledge economy, people's demand on data now, we may not be able to grow with each passing day, keep up with the demand in the footsteps of data. Unless this creative and subversive ideas, we only watched the sharp increase of the cost."
In addition, Ellis also warned that the data transmission will consume a large amount of power, "the Internet consumption can compete with airlines, accounting for about 2% of the energy consumption in developing countries, this is only the data transmission energy consumption, coupled with computer, mobile phone, TV and other power, can be accounted for 8% of the total energy consumption. If the fiber quantity is increasing if so, within 15 years, our energy will be exhausted."
However, not all people think things are so serious. British Telecom Optical research department and a visiting professor at University of Essex Andrew Rod insisted that the scientists will propose solutions.
Rhodes will also attend the annual meeting of the Royal Society, he said, the data stored in the server farms, rather than allow the transmission, may ease the pressure. He said: "the Internet will not collapse, there are a lot of bandwidth available."
A spokesman for the British Royal Society said: "with the demand for online data sharply, communication network is facing a potentially disastrous" capacity crisis "." The experts will discuss a number of issues, including why we are facing a "capacity crisis"? To take measures to avoid this crisis? If we may be completely indifferent will have what effect? In addition to the discussion of the data, a limited supply of network neutrality and Internet problems such as high cost of the end.