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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

3G traffic volumes to increase by 20X in 5 years

 "3G traffic volumes will increase by more than 20 times, in the next 5 years" says a market research report from Unwired Insight. Mobile broadband services will account for the largest proportion (73.5%) of all data usage and will represent the biggest challenge for mobile operators. According to the research, 3G operators will have a tough time coping up with the traffic demands. We can clearly see that the penetration of smart phones such as iPhone & bandwidth intensive applications such as video streaming, are adding more stress to the mobile data networks. The report says that "LTE will be an essential upgrade" for the network operators. It also warns 3G operators to avoid low prices for mobile broadband services, to impose fair-usage policies or service restrictions and to slow down the migration of customers from 2/2.5G to 3G services.

Source: Unwired Insight