24 Feb Mobile Data Usage To Surpass 15 Exabytes by 2018
Did you know that last year’s mobile data traffic was nearly 18 times the size of the entire global internet in 2000!
Gives an interesting perspective of how we use mobile devices doesn’t it?
Based on this statistic, it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that Cisco have predicted that smartphones and tablets will propel mobile data traffic forward to more than 15.9 exabytes per month by 2018.
Just in case exactly how much this is hasn’t quite sunk in, 1 exabyte is approximately 1,707,2495,001.6 gigabytes! Your monthly 2GB data allowance now probably seems quite insignificant compared to that figure.
Using sophisticated research tools and surveys of a broad array of wireless service providers globally, Cisco was able to uncover the details of last year’s mobile data traffic, as well as form some predictions as to how mobile data traffic will evolve leading up to 2018 in their Visual Networking Index for Global Mobile Data Traffic report.