Mobile devices will account for 90% of all Internet traffic by 2020

Mobile devices will account for 90% of all Internet traffic by 2020YouTube and Netflix are responsible for the mobile data traffic increase of 65 percent year on year, while 5G mobile subscriptions will hit 150 million by 2021.

The Ericsson Mobility Report says that smartphones with larger screens, which are quite popular nowadays, together with more competitive prices for mobile data plans, have made it more comfortable for people to watch videos on the go.

Mobile data traffic from smartphones, tablets and laptops grew 65 percent between the third quarter of 2014 and the same period in 2015, the Ericsson Mobility Report found. By the end of 2021, around 90 percent of all traffic will be driven by smartphones, it predicted.

YouTube accounts for between 50 and 70 percent of all video traffic, and has around one billion users -- one third of the entire Internet population. More than half of the company’s watch time comes from mobile.

Data traffic is expected to increase ten-fold by the end of 2021, with 70 percent of all traffic coming from streaming video, the report found.

South Korea, Japan, China and the US are predicted to lead with the first, and fastest, 5G subscription uptake, the report predicts. 5G will connect new types of devices, enabling new use cases related to the Internet of Things (IoT); the transition will open up new industries and verticals to ICT transformation.

Rima Qureshi, senior vice president amd chief strategy officer, Ericsson, says: "5G is about more than faster mobile services -- it will enable new use cases related to the Internet of Things. For example, Ericsson has built a prototype testbed for applying 5G networking functions and data analytics to public transport, which can save resources, reduce congestion, and lower environmental impact. ICT transformation will become even more common across industries as 5G moves from vision to reality in the coming years".

Source: Betanews

Tags: research, smartphones

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

A mobile hotspot in Australia will be capable of hitting gigabit speeds on the go
A new game could be in the works as Blizzard appears to have been hiring for a Diablo-related project
Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri will speak at MWC 2017
However what if you could go way, way back?
The Helio P15 packs an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 2.2GHz
Samsung claims up to 27-percent higher performance or 40-percent lower power
Preliminary data for October shows another Windows 10 boom
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
HP Slate 7 is a 7-inch Android 4 Tablet PC with good sound
A cost-effective, 7-inch tablet PC from a renowned manufacturer
October 25, 2013 / 4

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments