Advertisement

HindustanTimes Thu,02 Oct 2014

4G traffic to surpass 3G traffic by 2016

AFP   September 26, 2013
First Published: 10:48 IST(26/9/2013) | Last Updated: 10:51 IST(26/9/2013)

By 2016, more mobile data traffic will be handled by 4G networks than by 3G ones, according to ABI Research. After crossing the 50 % threshold during the course of 2016, 4G networks are expected to account for around two-thirds of overall mobile data traffic by 2018.



ABI Research bases these predictions on an estimated compound annual growth rate of 82 % for 4G data traffic from 2013 to 2018.

Advertisement
The research group notes that while 4G networks accounted for just 2.9 % of mobile phone subscriptions worldwide in June 2013, they are expected to account for around 20 percent of global mobile traffic by the end of this year, mainly because of an increase in data-intensive video streaming activity.


Advertisement
more from Business

Vijay Mallya has to clear loan defaults to serve as USL chairman: Diageo

Loan default cases against Vijay Mallya and his UB Group may cast a shadow over his continuation as chairman of United Spirits Ltd in the future, with its current parent, UK-based Diageo, making it clear in a statement from its headquarters in London.

markets
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved