Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Ericsson Predicts Ten-fold Traffic Growth by 2012

Ericsson is predicting that traffic in fixed as well as mobile networks to grow tenfold by 2012, said company CEO Carl-Henric Svanberg, speaking at Ericsson's Capital Markets Day conference in Stockholm.



"Our way of communicating is changing rapidly with the rollout of mobile and fixed high-speed broadband", said Svanberg. "As a result, we expect traffic in fixed as well as mobile networks to grow tenfold by 2012. With high-speed broadband, we will see multimedia to start a new era in telecom."



Some other observations from Svanberg:

  • GDP growth increases 0.6% for every 10% of mobile penetration.


  • The new generation of mobile base station will be 80% more power efficient that models from a few years ago.


  • There will be 4.5 billion mobile users in 2012.


  • Time-to-market is key for capturing the new opportunities.


  • New operator business models will emerge to accommodate the new opportunities.


The event featured speakers from Telstra, Tandberg TV, and T-Mobile.







http://www.ericsson.com

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