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Cisco thinks Wireless data will increse 26 times over

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Wireless carriers will see mobile data traffic increase 26 times between 2010 and 2015 according to Cisco’s (The company, not the singer) latest Visual Networking Index Forecast. Will wireless operators be ready for it? I doubt it.

Everyone is getting a smart phone, I myself am a new adopter. Thankfully, I got an unlimited data plan, and boy do I work it. By 2015, Cisco says that mobile data traffic will grow to 6.3 exabytes of data or about 1 billion gigabytes of data per month. The report indicates that two-thirds of the mobile data traffic on carrier networks in 2015 will come from video services. I’m just as guilty of that, when I get a chance, I’m streaming some kind of show on my phone.

“What we’re seeing here is true convergence,” said Doug Webster, Cisco’s senior director of worldwide service provider marketing. “We’ve talked about this for a long time, but it’s really starting to happen where people are doing all the things they used to do on broadband connections at home when they’re on-the-go.”

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