Surge in Mobile Traffic Growth: Cisco VNI

by CXOtoday Staff    Feb 11, 2009

The latest report by Visual Networking Index (VNI ) of Cisco has forecast that the mobile traffic will increase by 66 times over the next 5 years.

The projection reflects a transformation into the 4G. The growth is attributed to mobile Internet devices that will enable consumers to view more mobile video and allow access to variety of mobile services.

Other forecasts include:

 - Asia-Pacific will account for one-third of all mobile data traffic by 2013.

 - Nearly 64 percent of the world’s mobile traffic will be video by 2013.

 - Mobile video will grow at a CAGR of 150 percent between 2008 and 2013.

 - Latin America will have the strongest mobile growth at 166 percent CAGR, followed by the Asia-Pacific region at 146 percent.

 - Mobile broadband handsets with higher than 3G speeds and laptop air or data cards will constitute more than 80 percent of global mobile traffic by 2013.

"The evolving 4G mobile Internet transformation is further diversifying how people access and experience the Internet and is causing an undeniable surge in bandwidth growth, " said Suraj Shetty, vice president of service provider-marketing of Cisco.

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