Whoa: You might pay just a $1 for a daily gigabyte in 2020

“By 2020 the average person will download one gigabyte of personalised data each day, and it will be delivered for less than $1 a day.”

That’s a striking comment from Hossein Moiin, CTO of Nokia Siemens Networks(s nok)(s si). Not only does it speak to the enormous growth in our data needs through this decade, but also to a more intelligent, personalized web. Obviously, the trend is that we’re downloading more data to our mobile devices, but we’ll also be uploading additional preferences, favored activities and other bits that will further shape our mobile web experience.
As for handling the growth in demand, Moiin is specifically talking about LTE, which is relatively new as a mobile broadband technology, but one with legs, as 200 new LTE networks are expected to launch by 2015. And LTE will gain additional efficiencies with new releases going forward. That’s important because so far, the promised savings from LTE hasn’t yet filtered down to consumers. Moiin suggests it will by 2020, but not only through cost reductions. Operators will need a little revenue help from value-add services for that dollar-a-day plan.

Why LTE sucks (your battery, that is)

LTE phones are the fastest things on the airwaves, but they can also suck a battery dry in a few hours. Here are five reasons why your new Samsung Galaxy Nexus or HTC Vivid is going dead right after lunch time.

Prevent the data tsunami from swamping cell networks

Nokia Siemens Network and AT&T offered new data points today on how mobile broadband demand may swamp networks, but each also offered solutions outside of throttling and raising prices. With some technical savvy and Wi-Fi, maybe the mobile future isn’t so impossible.

In AT&T & T-Mobile Merger, Everybody Loses

AT&T is buying T-Mobile USA for a whopping $39 billion in cash and stock. The questions are who wins and who loses in this deal. It is hard to find winners apart from AT&T and T-Mobile. Here a list of who loses this deal: