Step aside: 6 billion new devices will connect to the internet in 2014

You’ll be battling for bandwidth with another 6.18 billion connected devices in 2014 according to research firm IHS. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg: IHS expects another 19.42 billion devices will crave a connection between 2015 and 2017. Phones, tablets and computers will make up a large bulk of the total, but video game consoles and television sets are a growing segment, which will require faster broadband, fewer data caps and advanced in-home networks. Perhaps the estimate of 50 billion connected devices in 2020 by Ericsson’s Hans Vestberg is too low?

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