"Cisco Systems on Tuesday released its annual multiyear forecast for global mobile data traffic. This one, covering the years 2014-2019, has what has become the usual projection of tenfold growth in mobile traffic over the period — in this case, to 24.3 exabytes a month. One exabyte is a billion gigabytes.Cisco Makes Its Annual Predictions on Mobile Data Traffic - NYTimes.com
Digging into the numbers, a few significant factors are seen as the causes for that sustained growth.
For one, by 2019, 69 percent of the world, or 5.2 billion people, are expected to be mobile users. Among that crowd, there will be 4.6 billion smartphones, compared with 3.1 billion feature phones. Clearly, many people will own more than one phone. The study also covered connected devices like tablets and Wi-Fi-enabled laptops, which Cisco said were likely to regain share from tablets."
Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Cisco Makes Its Annual Predictions on Mobile Data Traffic - NYTimes.com
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