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Mobile generated traffic expected to rival PC traffic in next five years says Ericsson report

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By The Drum | Editorial

November 7, 2011 | 2 min read

Mobile data traffic is expected to grow ten-fold over the next five years claims mobile technology firm Ericsson, while mobile traffic will increase 12-fold in the same period.

The company’s new Traffic and Market Data Report, has predicted the growth between 2011 and 2016, lead mainly by video, having also found that mobile broadband subscriptions have grown by 60% in one year, predicting that it will reach almost 5bn by 2016.

Internet access will continue to drive mobile traffic development and mobile data traffic by nearly 60% a year over the coming five years, while traffic generated by smartphones is also expected to increase 12-fold to equal PC generated traffic within the same period.

Johan Wibergh, head of Ericsson Business Unit Networks, commented: "Ericsson performs a broad range of measurements in order to monitor the pulse of the Networked Society - measurements that we use to efficiently design our products and plan networks. This report offers snapshots that, together, show how a growing number of people and businesses benefit from mobility, broadband and the cloud."

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