Global mobile data traffic expanded at 69% in 2012 and is anticipated to grow at 72% in 2013 to reach 23,000 Peta Bytes. By 2018 total mobile data traffic will likely eclipse 131,000 Peta Bytes. “There has been much ‘doom-mongering’ about this growth in mobile data traffic but mobile carriers should not panic just yet. There are indications that mobile carriers have a number of options to handle the traffic loads,” said Jake Saunders, VP and practice director for core forecasting at ABI Research.
Based on extensive research for ABI Research’s “Carrier Strategies to Alleviate the Capacity Crunch” report, we detail the strategic options mobile carriers can place at their disposal to manage the expanding mobile data traffic outlook.
These findings are part of ABI Research’s new Mobile Carrier Strategies Research Service.
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