After having nearly tripled in the past year, global mobile data traffic amounted to just under 225 000 terabytes a month by the second quarter of this year, says telecommunications technology and services provider Ericsson.
The provider noted that mobile broadband currently accounted for only 10% of total mobile subscriptions, but was rapidly increasing.
Ericsson’s research has shown that global mobile data had grown more than ten times faster than voice in the past year.
“The growth and benefits of mobile broadband are undeniable. The business model for mobile broadband is becoming one of increasing profitability and competitive differentiation through superior quality of service,” commented Ericsson senior vice-president and chief technology officer Håkan Eriksson.
He added that operators’ focus on end-to-end converged Internet Protocol networks was key to dealing with the dramatic traffic growth, while reducing costs and improving the user experience.