ANCHOR LEAD: The world's largest supplier of mobile networks and services is out with its latest go-to source for trends and outlooks on worldwide mobility. Brian Osuch has more on a new report showing how as networks around the world grow, more people have the world at their fingertips. (:59)
SCRIPT: Technology Now, I'm Brian Osuch. Ericsson has just released their latest mobility report, taking the pulse of today's networked society. Don McCullough with Ericcson says we're witnessing a smartphone and mobile data explosion.
CUT: (McCullough) We expect that total mobile subscriptions to grow by nearly two and a half billion in the next five years, but the biggest jump is going to be in smartphones, going from less than two-billion last year to five-point-six billion in 2019.
SCRIPT: McCullough also says traffic from mobile phones is exceeding mobile data from PCs, tablets and routers.
CUT: (McCullough) Over-the-air data traffic is expected to increase 10-fold between 2013 and 2019. And in five years, we predict more than half of the world's mobile data traffic will be video-based. What is also exciting is that by then we'll see around 90 percent of the world's population living in areas that can access the Internet with mobile networks.
SCRIPT: For more on the report, log onto Ericsson-dot-com. That's Technology Now from Ericsson. I'm Brian Osuch.
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