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Ofcom today published plans to address the possibility of "capacity crunch" in mobile data in the future, as people consume evermore bandwidth on their mobile devices. The regulator says that around 20 million gigabytes of data is now being consumed a month over the country's mobile networks, more than twice as much as last year (9Gb). This is equivalent to downloading 5 billion music tracks. By 2030, Ofcom believes that demand for mobile data could be around 80 times higher than today, raising the possibility of a 'capacity crunch' of not enough data to meet people's needs. Ofcom is therefore preparing plans to support the release of more spectrum for future mobile services, including the possible launch of fifth generation (5G) mobile, which is currently in testing. Ee, the joint venture of Orange and T-Mobile, launched fourth generation (more) »

- By Andrew Laughlin

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