Per Stephan Kalleder of Solon Management Consulting, “Mobile data growth could double infrastructure costs within 5 years” and “network capacity requirements would almost double network Opex from 12 per cent of revenues in 2011 to 23 per cent of revenues in 2016.”

What’s the solution? A mix of traffic management, video optimization, policy control, and accelerated migration to LTE networks – among other things. See more here.