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Cisco predicts 4G to boost mobile data consumption

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Cisco is predicting that global mobile traffic will increase 66-fold between 2008 and 2013, with a compound annual growth rate of 131 percent over the same period. This growth in mobile data consumption reflects an adoption of 4G, which will bring total mobile traffic as high as exceeding two exabytes (1000 petabytes or 10^18 bytes) per month by 2013. I’m thinking that the majority of this data will come in the form of rich media, but we’re also seeing a complete transition from dumbphone to smartphone.

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Vodafone Australia to offer unified communications

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Vodafone, Cisco and RIM are partnering up to bring a unified communications solution called Vodafone Business One for small and medium businesses sometime later this year. In short, this service will allow your your mobile and landline to share a number and voicemail box, as well as enabling enterprise UMA calling for Wi-Fi calls while you’re in the office area. Solutions like this already exist, but it’s cool to see RIM getting directly involved with one. Who knows? In the long run, maybe fixed-mobile convergence will be just another one of RIM’s base services. I guess that would be their Mobile Voice System. For more info, and one helluva flash site, head on over to Vodafone Business One.