Study: Connected cars to cause mobile network traffic jams

A new study from Machina Research revealed the network management challenges that connected cars will present to mobile operators. The report, commissioned by network assurance and analytics company TEOCO, says that real-world rush hours will have grave implications for mobile networks, with certain cells set to experience a 97 per cent increase in data traffic over the next 10 years. Connected cars will be the key driver of this sharp increase in network usage. Mobile operators are preparing for a significant rise in machine-to-machine (M2M) connections. By 2024, Machina Research anticipates that mobile networks will see these connections increase from 250 million in 2014 to more than 2.3 billion worldwide. Release