Tuesday, February 01, 2011

The Mobile Tsunami is Near: Blame Netflix and Apple: Tech News and Analysis « [GigaOM]

A bit surprising to see edit comments in a GigaOM post; not so surprising to see Cisco projecting a 26-fold increase in the need for … Cisco’s products

Think mobile data demand is big today, with 94 million smartphone shipped this year and 5 billion mobile subscribers? Well, Cisco ( s csco) says it’s going to get a lot bigger by 2015, with worldwide mobile data traffic set to increase 26-fold between 2010 and 2015, reaching 6.3 exabytes per month. That’s 75 exabytes annually by 2015 [MIGHT WANT TO THROW IN AND/OR LINK TO A DEFINITION OF EXABYTE]. Last year, I called it the mobilpocalypse, but this year, I’m going to say it’s a looming tsunami, driven by everyone’s favorite bandwidth hog, web video, and the proliferation of mobile devices. In short, we can blame this wave on Netflix on the iPad.

The Mobile Tsunami is Near: Blame Netflix and Apple: Tech News and Analysis «

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