10x the Mobile Data Traffic in 2016

In its new "Traffic and Market Data" report, Ericsson forecasts a ten-fold increase in mobile data traffic by 2016. The report is based on measurements the company recorded over several years in live networks covering all regions of the world. According to th...

In its new "Traffic and Market Data" report, Ericsson forecasts a ten-fold increase in mobile data traffic by 2016. The report is based on measurements the company recorded over several years in live networks covering all regions of the world.

According to the report, mobile broadband subscriptions will reach almost 5 billion in 2016, up from the expected 900 million by the end of 2011.That would represent 60% year-on-year growth. Total smartphone traffic is expected to triple during 2011. Across all devices, Internet access will continue to drive mobile traffic development, and mobile data traffic is expected to grow by nearly 60% per year between 2011 and 2016, mainly driven by video.
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