4.2.18 Bandwidth requirements
As more and more things are connected to the Internet, the demand for bandwidth will increase because of M2M communications in industrial, government, and home applications.
Fifty sensors may not consume much of your home’s Wi-Fi bandwidth simply because each device intermittently bursts a small amount of data. However, 50 sensors could be a very conservative estimate of the number of things connected per home in the next decade.
An essential characteristic of cloud computing is broad network access. In cloud computing service models, enabling on-demand network access to shared computing resources and services over the network results in increased requirements for network bandwidth. In turn, higher bandwidth requirements demand infrastructure improvements.