Ten times more data traffic
on mobile in five years
Data traffic on mobile devices should be increased tenfold in five years and tripled for the year 2011 alone, according to a study of the Swedish group Ericsson published November 7. Broadband subscriptions (all units combined) are estimated at 900 million by the end of the year and could reach nearly $ 5 billion in 2016, driven by the development of the video. The digital divide between owners and other smartphones is expected to widen, "By 2016, users [who live in urban centers covering] less than 1% of the globe are expected to generate about 60% of mobile traffic .