Mobile-connected devices will exceed the world’s population…

by George Chetcuti [Published on 17 Feb. 2012 / Last Updated on 24 Jan. 2013]

In 2012 there will be more mobile devices than people, according to Cisco. Cisco's Global Mobile Traffic Forecast report shows that there will be more than 10 billion mobile-connected devices by the end of 2012 which would exceed the world's population estimated to reach 7.3 billion at that time! Two-thirds of the world's mobile data traffic will be video while, tablets will generate the same amount of traffic as the entire global mobile network by the end 2016.
Here is a summary of Cisco's forecast for the next five years:
• Monthly global mobile data traffic will surpass 10 exabytes in 2016.
• Over 100 million smartphone users will belong to the "gigabyte club" (over 1 GB per month) by 2012.
• The number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the world's population in 2012.
• The average mobile connection speed will surpass 1 Mbps in 2014.
• Due to increased usage on smartphones, handsets will exceed 50 percent of mobile data traffic in 2014.
• Monthly global mobile data traffic will surpass 10 exabytes in 2016.
• Monthly mobile tablet traffic will surpass 1 exabyte per month in 2016.
• Tablets will exceed 10 percent of global mobile data traffic in 2016.
• China will exceed 10 percent of global mobile data traffic in 2016.
Read more - http://www.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/collateral/ns341/ns525/ns537/ns705/ns827/white_paper_c11-520862.html

In 2012 there will be more mobile devices than people, according to Cisco. Cisco's Global Mobile Traffic Forecast report shows that there will be more than 10 billion mobile-connected devices by the end of 2012 which would exceed the world's population estimated to reach 7.3 billion at that time! Two-thirds of the world's mobile data traffic will be video while, tablets will generate the same amount of traffic as the entire global mobile network by the end 2016.

Here is a summary of Cisco's forecast for the next five years:

• Monthly global mobile data traffic will surpass 10 exabytes in 2016.

• Over 100 million smartphone users will belong to the "gigabyte club" (over 1 GB per month) by 2012.

• The number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the world's population in 2012.

• The average mobile connection speed will surpass 1 Mbps in 2014.

• Due to increased usage on smartphones, handsets will exceed 50 percent of mobile data traffic in 2014.

• Monthly global mobile data traffic will surpass 10 exabytes in 2016.

• Monthly mobile tablet traffic will surpass 1 exabyte per month in 2016.

• Tablets will exceed 10 percent of global mobile data traffic in 2016.

• China will exceed 10 percent of global mobile data traffic in 2016.

Read more - http://www.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/collateral/ns341/ns525/ns537/ns705/ns827/white_paper_c11-520862.html

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