New report shows Android is now higher than iPhone levels of data use and Global mobile data traffic grew 70 percent in 2012.
Cisco published the data report for next 5 years where company revealed amazing information about rapid growth in internet speed and data demand by Global users.
According to report, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the world's population in 2013.
Let's see What happened in 2012
• Last year's mobile data traffic was nearly twelve times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000.
• 4G connection generated 19 times more traffic on average than a non-4G connection.
• Average smartphone usage grew 81 percent in 2012.
• Mobile network connection speeds more than doubled in 2012.
• 14 percent of mobile devices and connections were potentially IPv6-capable
• Smartphones represented only 18 percent of total global handsets in use in 2012, but represented 92 percent of total global handset traffic.
• The number of mobile-connected tablets increased 2.5-fold to 36 million, and each tablet generated 2.4 times more traffic than the average smartphone.
• 161 million laptops on the mobile network in 2012, and each laptop generated 7 times more traffic than the average smartphone.
• By the end of 2013, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on earth, and by 2017 there will be nearly 1.4 mobile devices per capita.
What the changes to come by the end of 2017
• Mobile network connection speeds will increase 7-fold by 2017, speed (526 kbps in 2012) will exceed 3.9 megabits per second (Mbps) in 2017.
• In 2017, 4G will be 10 percent of connections, but 45 percent of total traffic.
• 41 percent of all global mobile devices and connections could potentially be capable of connecting to an IPv6 mobile network.
• Mobile video will increase 16-fold between 2012 and 2017.
• The amount of mobile data traffic generated by tablets in 2017 (1.3 exabytes per month) will be 1.5 times higher than the total amount of global mobile data traffic in 2012 (885 petabytes per month).
• The average smartphone will generate 2.7 GB of traffic per month in 2017.
• By 2017, almost 21 exabytes of mobile data traffic will be offloaded to the fixed network by means of Wi-Fi devices and femtocells each month
• The Middle East and Africa will have the strongest mobile data traffic growth of any region at 77 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR).
Full Source from: Cisco VNI Mobile Forecast 2013
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