Wi-Fi to account for surge in mobile traffic, analysts forecast

The amount of video traffic moving over mobile networks will increase eight-fold through 2019 and will soon account for 70% of all traffic, Juniper Research predicted. The majority of the traffic will move over Wi-Fi connections, with cellular accounting for just 41% of mobile data use. “Wi-Fi is not just being used for data offload, but also to maintain call connection quality in challenging network topologies,” Juniper said.