ABI Research: LTE Traffic to Grow by Over 200% in 2013
Global LTE traffic will grow by over 200% in 2013, says ABI Research. Overall mobile data traffic had increased by 69% year-on-year in 2012. LTE has growth rate of 207% in 2013 compared to 99% for 3G traffic.
Company further adds that smartphone app downloads were 36.2 billion for 2012, up 88% compared to 2011. Asia-Pacific has overtaken North America (25%), with 39% of total smartphone app downloads. IP/web browsing constitutes 51% of total mobile data traffic in 2012.
According to ABI Research, by 2018, large mobile device screens and 4G data-speeds will stimulate mobile video streaming/downloads to account for 56% of total traffic.