Did they account for video's watched on Facebook?
Im not sure how it works, but could the videos watched on Facebook only be seen as web traffic since its through only facebooks servers?
Currently, there are as many mobile subscriptions as people in the world, and every second, 20 new mobile broadband subscriptions are activated. This, and the increased video consumption on mobile devices, is pushing data consumption to new heights - mobile data traffic in Q3 2015 was 65 per cent higher than the previous year, …
"Because if the cellular community doesn’t own all of it, there won’t be enough money to go around."
Doesn't this promote the article (or at least the sources) from a reasoned prediction to desperate wishful thinking?
It seems to suggest that if the traffic trends go as predicted then something in the pricing model is going to break big time if the traffic is not all over cellular.
Which is kinda scary given the amount of money being/already invested in fibre to or near the premises. Also existing cable networks. Are they suggesting that the final mile will be converted entirely to 5G and the existing core network deployed as backhaul for all these new cell towers needed to service the increased traffic demand?
It would be good to see a bit more about how they envisage the future infrastructure, especially in areas which curently have poor or no cellular coverage.
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