Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ericsson: 5 Billion Mobile Broadband Users by 2015

In a keynote appearance at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg predicted that the number of mobile broadband users will reach 5 billion by 2015, up from 1 billion today. The number of mobile users just recently topped 6 billion in 2011.

Vestberg spoke about the network society and the potential of intelligent, real-time communication when devices begin to take real advantage of faster silicon, sensors, software and low-latency connectivity.

Vestberg also demonstrated a "capacitive coupling" technology that can be used to transfer bits from one device to another without using wireless signals and instead using the human body as a conduit.

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