- 71 per cent of Australians use laptop, tablet or smartphone
- Expert says most internet is mobile
- But NBN says video still does “heavy lifting”
THE rise of mobile internet through smart phones and tablets threatens to make the national broadband network a waste of money, a prominent social analyst says.
Speaking in Adelaide about the latest Australia SCAN social trend survey, Quantum Market Research’s David Chalke said NBN Co was “missing the boat”.
“Everything is going to be wireless by the time they’ve dug up the roads and stuffed the pipes,” he said.
“It will be too late, it’s all going to be mobile and wireless in the future.”
A survey of 2000 Australians, performed every year for the past two decades, revealed desktop computers were dying out. Most people (71 per cent) had a laptop, tablet or smartphone.
“The lion is uncaged,” he said. “It was chained to the desktop, no more. The future is all about mobility. `I’ll do it wherever I want, whenever I want, however I want, on a 4 1/2 inch screen!
I Say What A Great Load Of Crap!
He should undertsand that. the difficulty could be a wireless network it will solely deliver at a speed not up to fibre optics – thus why pay all this cash on a speed we do not need? Answer: as a result of somewhere down the track we’d have to be compelled to download a video or 2, in step with the NBN clowns. Really statistically we have a tendency to pay a lot of waking hours out of the house every day (can’t really matter the 6-8 hour snooze). therefore why build one thing with a speed way far more than wifi – when usage can increasingly be driven by mobile technologies. My emails return thick n quick throughout the day and dwindle at nighttime – therefore i am not snacking when out of the house, i am snacking when at home. thus i would like my association to be as low-cost out of the house because it is in. And if we have a tendency to wasting $40 billion on infrastructure we might never absolutely use or realise it’s worth . I would say most likely most would not be able to afford much of that. A national network could be a sensible plan, fibre optic cables as a backbone but simply looks a pricey thanks to the
result of it’s overkill, and in some cases simply purely not required.