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Huge Growth for Video Telephony? Skeptics Wary of Predicted Data Crunch

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The advent of smart phones with front facing cameras and ever-increasing broad band network capabilities has once again brought to the fore the promise and challenges of video telephony. However, some industry observers believe that predictions of a mass take-up of consumer-level video chats, and its commensurate ability to overwhelm network capacity, views more like a rerun of unmet predictions past than a new high-definition glimpse into the future. In fact, industry analyst Dean Bubley calls widespread mainstream press reports of a data crunch caused by a predicted video flood "the tyranny of consensus".

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Internet Computing, IEEE  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

May-June 2011

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