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Mobile data bandwidth: Demand for capacity


Mobile data bandwidth consumption grew 72% in second half of last year, driven by rapid uptake of streaming video. According to a report from Allot Communications, the global surge in bandwidth usage is attributed the growing popularity of high-bandwidth content and the increased availability of mobile internet devices.

Mobile bandwidth consumption in APAC expanded 86% compared to the Americas, where bandwidth usage increased by 59%. Faster subscriber growth in APAC, coupled with the presence of technological leaders like Japan and Korea, and the rapid spread of 3G networks all contributed to this growth.

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