In 2011, mobility is becoming a necessity, but what will mobile and wireless look like in 2015?
Currently, we are always in need of a wireless connection, and if you manage a hospital, school, campus or own a business, its becoming a necessity to provide wireless to guests too. But just how important it that you allow your wireless to stream video effortlessly in real time?
Or why do you need a network rightsized to support multiple devices and mass amounts of data? Why does your wireless need to be fast and secure?
Just check out these top three wireless predictions for 2015.
We are only four years away from these predictions becoming the norm:
1) Video will dominate Mobile data traffic by 2015; Video useage online is also increasing
According to the new wireless and mobile forcasts, in just four years, two-thirds of the world's mobile data traffic will be video. The latest study from Arbitron and Edison Research, “The Infinite Dial 2010: Navigating Digital Platforms,” also revealed some promising trends about online video.
Conducted in early 2011, the report surveyed 2,020 Americans age 12 and older. 38% of the respondents said they have watched online video last week. That is a 26% increase from 2006 when only 12% of respondents indicated they recently viewed online video.
While in 2008 online video consumed 2 hours and 20 minutes from people’s time per week, now it retains their attention for longer. In 2011, viewers reported they spent 3 hours and 26 minutes per week watching online video.
2) Mobile Data Traffic To Rise 26x By 2015
By 2015, wireless and mobile experts are predicting we should expect global mobile data to hit 6.3 exabytes a month. To put this number in perspective, that is equal to every person on the Earth sending 1,000 text messages every second. Experts are also predicting that two-thirds of the data to be in the form of video, including TV shows, movies and video calls. Meanwhile, experts also say that in 2015, 56% of mobile traffic will come from laptops and netbooks, with 27% from smart phones and just 3.5% from tablets.
3) Wireless and Mobile Access Speeds Will Increase 17x by 2015
The average mobile network connection speed doubled from 2009 to 2010 -- and a tenfold increase is expected by 2015. Experts say that within four years there will be a mobile device connected to a wireless network -- not counting Wi-Fi connections -- for nearly every person on the planet.
To put these figures into perspective, today the average mobile connection generates 65 megabytes of traffic per month, equal to about 15 MP3 miles files. By 2015, the average mobile connection is anticipated to generate more than 17 times that amount, to a total 1,118 megabytes of traffic per month -- equal to about 260 MP3 music files.
Whether you manage a hospital, school, campus or own a large enterprise, you need to have wireless networks that can support the current needs and future needs of wireless and mobility. SecurEdge Networks can help you design and deploy a wireless solution that will fit your current and future needs, for all wireless users. Contact us for a free consultation and a wireless network design.