David McGlade is chief executive officer of Intelsat.

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    Mobile Communication Revolution Requires Stronger Military-Commercial Partnership

    The world is in the midst of a mobile communications revolution. New devices and applications are appearing daily, resulting in skyrocketing demand for bandwidth and network services. In the U.S. alone, wireless data traffic grew over 100 percent last year, and today there are more than 300 million U.S. wireless devices accessing the Web. Handset manufacturers have launched over 120 new smartphones in the last year alone. Two years ago, there were fewer than 3 billion apps downloaded. Over the next four years, that number is estimated to exceed 40 billion. If the global population is roughly 7 billion, that will mean more than five mobile app downloads for every man, woman and child in the world.