Juniper Research: Data offload to grow to over 60% by 2015

By 2015, the majority of traffic (63 per cent) generated by handsets and tablets will move onto fixed networks using femtocell and Wi-Fi links, according to a new report from Juniper Research. Of note, the research firm believes that the percentage of data offloaded in developed countries will have declined by 2015, with other regions also experiencing a decline in data offload as LTE become more widespread. However, the volume of traffic offloaded from mobile networks will continue to accelerate over the next five years as handsets and tablets consume greater amounts of data. Juniper claims that Wi-Fi currently accounts for over 98 per cent of the traffic offloaded, but femtocells will increasing gain a larger proportion over the forecast period. Article