Video to form three-quarters of mobile traffic by 2022

Video to form three-quarters of mobile traffic by 2022

The speed with which this technology has been rolled out and adopted is unprecedented.

But before 5G takes over, Ericsson sees 4G, or LTE, will overtake GSM by 2018 to become the dominant access technology, making it the fastest growing mobile technology in history, having already covered 2.5 billion people within five years.

Globally, it said, there are 5.2 billion subscribers around the world today (out of a world population of approximately 7.5 billion), and that number is expected to reach 6.2 billion by the end of 2022 (at which point the world's population is expected to reach 7.7 billion).

Ericsson forecasts that 5G subscriptions in the South East Asia and Oceania region will be 28 million in 2022 and says it expects this to accelerate with deployment of innovative use cases. This, says Ericsson, is the equivalent of the population of Spain streaming HD video 24 hours per day for a month or a single subscriber streaming HD video continuously for 3.55 million years, or 31 billion hours of continuous HD video streaming. One of the main reasons behind the uptick in subscriptions is the downpour of tariff offers by telcos, after Reliance Jio's entry. Suggesting that in the next five years, the amount of data being used will increase more than five-fold.

Mobile video traffic is forecast to grow by around 50% annually through 2022, while social networking is expected to grow by 38% annually over the next six years. Recent growth has been driven by explosive increases in consumption in India.

As yet another data stat, in 2022, monthly mobile data traffic per active smartphone in North America will be reach a whopping 26 GB. 191 million cellular IoT devices by 2022. Overall, the Ericsson report found that YouTube dominated video traffic in most mobile networks, accounting for 40-70% of total video traffic for nearly all measured networks, regardless of device type.

The world added 107 million mobile subscriptions to its total in the first quarter of 2017 alone.

Also shown by the report is that time to content - the time from when a user requests on-line content until it is displayed on the smartphone - is a key metric for app coverage for mobile broadband subscribers.

The report, an analysis of mobile data traffic, is created to provide in-depth measurements from live networks spread around the globe. "VoLTE represents a great opportunity for telecom operators in India who are looking to route voice calls over 4G LTE networks enabling lower cost per minute for voice calls as well as free up legacy spectrum bands for re-farming", states Bansal.

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