Mobile data to overtake voice by 2018 predicts GSMA

Mobile operators will make more money from data than from voice by 2018, according to the GSMA.The organisation – which represents the mobile industry – said that the surge in connected devices and the growth of machine-to-machine communications were creating huge demand.In a report it lays out some of the ways that mobile is transforming lives, particularly in the developing world.Mobile health services could help save one million lives in Africa, it said.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21539404Also see:Mobile Data Revenue in U.S. and U.K. to Surpass Voice Revenue by 2014
There are about 1.6 billion mobile broadband connections today. Five years from now, there will be more than three times that many — 5.1 billion — and they’ll be generating a ton of revenue for the companies that provide them.That’s the word from the GSMA, which cited those metrics in the Mobile Economy 2013 report it released this morning as Mobile World Congress kicked off in Barcelona.
http://allthingsd.com/20130225/mobile-data-revenue-in-us-and-uk-to-surpass-voice-revenue-by-2014/

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