Smartphone data subscriptions to double

mobileEricsson’s crack team of Tarot card readers has predicted that global subscriptions for smartphones will more than double by 2020.

It thinks that mobile data traffic to ninefold and there will be 6.1 billion smartphone subscriptions globally by the end of 2020, up from 2.6 billion in 2014.

The son of Eric said in his Mobility Report:”Advanced mobile technology will be globally ubiquitous by 2020 with 70 percent of people using smartphones and 90 percent covered by mobile broadband networks.”

Ericsson said video is expected to increase its share of total mobile traffic in 2020 to 60 percent, up from an earlier projection of 55 percent and compared to around 45 percent in 2014.

Of course there is no indication that the world’s networks will stand up to that sort of hammering.