BRIEF-Ericsson sees mobile data traffic surge through 2018

STOCKHOLM Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:05am EST

STOCKHOLM Nov 21 (Reuters) - Ericsson : * Says mobile data traffic doubled between Q3 2011 and Q3 2012, and is expected

to grow 12 times between 2012 and 2018, driven mainly by video * Says total mobile subscriptions are expected to reach 6.6 billion in 2012 and

9.3 billion in 2018 * Says there were an additional 13 million LTE subscriptions in Q3 2012, and

numbers are predicted to reach 1.6 billion by 2018