Uploading 4K video from a smartphones is the next frontier but what's slowing down the revolution? Digital signal processing expert Will Strauss explains likely fixes.
As smartphone users, we are used to watching news videos, downloading apps and games and viewing YouTube clips every day. However, we are increasingly sending our own videos to YouTube, and the company says that 300 hours of video is now uploaded every minute. And that’s in addition to our uploading over 70 million photos a day to Instagram.
Clearly, users want to share their experiences with others. And it’s interesting to note that uplink traffic increases dramatically at major sports and cultural events, as many want to also share their event experience with their friends. We want to do more with our smartphones; traffic demands are high, but currently the bottleneck is with upload speeds. With powerful 12 MP+ cameras with 4K video now becoming the norm, our networks have to accommodate drastically increasing upload traffic.
There are three ways to increase LTE upload speeds.
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