Smartphones to Drive Mobile Traffic

"Smartphones (are) expected to drive significant future growth in mobile traffic as well as create opportunities in the digital economy for content provision, service carriage and applications development," the report says. "However, the growth in numbers of devices and their use has increased energy requirements in supporting transmission and data handling networks."

Such concerns about sustainability are leading a convergence of the telecommunications industry and utilities, and driving the development of smart applications.

If technology analyst Ovum is correct in its prediction - that smartphone shipments will increase at a compound annual rate of 20.5 per cent by 2014, accounting for 30 per cent of the wider market - energy use will skyrocket.

Analyst Cisco predicts mobile data traffic will double each year from 2010 to 2013, and almost 64 per cent will be video-enabled by smartphone applications.

During 2009 alone, YouTube experienced 2000 per cent growth in mobile video uploads

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Posted: August 27th, 2010
at 8:51pm by Koookiecrumbles


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