Computer Reseller News

Networking Frontier: Data For All. (Industry Trend or Event)

While the deflationary impact of semiconductor overcapacity on the PC industry has clearly been overanalyzed, the implications for the networking and communications industry are less frequently discussed but equally important.

The nirvana of the communication industry is ubiquitous data access-transmission at data rates sufficient to support full-motion video.

Although it is interesting to ponder the societal implications of such a network, we are more concerned with the near-term transitional issues. The firming of protocol standards, a semiconductor capacity glut and increased competition are driving annual declines of 30 percent to 40 percent in the cost-per-communication port. …

Log in to your account to read this article – and millions more.