Mobile Future

Global Wireless Traffic Reaching New Heights

Released yesterday, Ericsson’s Traffic and Market Report: On the pulse of the networked society highlights the continued growth of the wireless industry in data traffic, mobile and smartphone subscriptions and outlines projected mobile traffic developments.

Some of the key findings include:

  • North America is home to 330 million mobile subscriptions and globally there are 6.2 billion mobile subscriptions.
  • The projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of mobile data traffic is about 60% and a key driver of this traffic growth is video.
  • By 2017 global mobile data traffic is forecasted to grow 15 times and there is expected to be 5 billion mobile broadband subscriptions.


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