After years of anticipation, many Americans watched as the “Great American Solar Eclipse” made its way across the continental U.S. yesterday for the first time in 99 years. Researchers predicted it to be one of the most watched solar eclipses in history and experts warned of the potential affect it would have on cellular traffic and signal availability and network congestion within the areas along the “path of totality” and across the country.
The proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) comes with numerous potential benefits. Baby monitors, smart meters, even the connected car are all made possible by IoT technology. With this, the sheer volume of IoT connected devices is projected to explode in coming years, surpassing even the number of mobile handsets we use today.
Isn't the text message dead yet? We've been talking about the death of Short Message Service (SMS) for over half a decade now. Surely it's dead by now? But alas, as Mark Twain once said, "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated," and this is also the case for the humble text message. Despite the rise of the Instant Message (IM) on IP services, SMS is not quite dead yet.