Data now drives close to 44 percent of U.S. mobile industry service revenues and is poised to eclipse the 50 percent threshold later this year, according to new research from Chetan Sharma Consulting.
BARCELONA, Spain—Infrastructure vendor Ericsson kicked off the 2013 Mobile World Congress trade show with some bold predictions, including the forecast that 90 percent of network traffic will be video.
U.S. mobile operators raked in third quarter 2012 data revenues of $19.9 billion, up 3 percent quarter-over-quarter and 17 percent year-over-year--despite suffering their first-ever decline in overall text messaging traffic and revenues, according to new research from Chetan Sharma Consulting.
Americans consumed more than 1.1 trillion MB of mobile data during the period stretching from July 2011 to June 2012, a 104 percent year-over-year increase, according to CTIA-The Wireless Association.
Mobile operators in the U.S. raked in second quarter 2012 data revenues of $19.3 billion, up 5 percent quarter-over-quarter and a 19 percent year-over-year increase, according to new research from Chetan Sharma Consulting.
Some sharing technologies in the pipeline do show promise. But a recent Mobile Future report, Spectrum Sharing: The Promise and the Reality, by engineer Peter Rysavy, reminds us that spectrum sharing technologies, while an important part of longer term solution sets, are not in themselves going to be able, in the short term, to keep pace with the fast-rising, consumer connectivity demands today.
ABI Research has joined Cisco in reporting that the rate of growth in the global volume of mobile data traffic is slowing, but that doesn't mean the mobile industry can kick back and relax.
Mobile data traffic is going to start leveling off, with 2015 being the last year that volume will grow by more than 50 percent annually, according to a new report from ABI Research.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said Tuesday the company is still mulling a proposal to charge application developers for data consumed by customers, stating that some content providers have asked the operator to implement the change.
Everyone has seen the famous Cisco VNI curve, which shows mobile data demand doubling every year for the next four years. Mobile video and Web applications are heating up the airwaves, and the geometric growth of the market won't stop anytime soon.