The amount of data traffic created by smartphones will grow ten times over the next 6 years, according to Ericsson AB. Carriers will need to expand high-speed networks to be able to accommodate what is expected to be 9.3 billion subscribers by 2019. In 6 years, Ericsson sees annual smartphone traffic reaching 10 billion GB with videos comprising 50% of the total amount of data moving across the pipelines. Social networking and web services would account for 10% each. The Swedish company is the world's largest provider of telecommunication networks.
source: Ericsson via AP