As Operators Face Increasing Pressure on their Mobile Networks

A new report from Juniper Research has shown that mobile network operators are to face significant additional pressure over the next five years

Not only from smartphone and tablet usage, but from data traffic being onloaded to the network from netbooks, laptops, game consoles and eReaders. Juniper Research estimates that 24% of all traffic generated from these devices will be onloaded to the cellular network by 2016.

This means that the annual data traffic onloaded from these devices onto the mobile network will reach over 7,500 PB (Petabytes) by 2016, which equates to a voluminous 3 trillion music track downloads.