By 2014, smartphones will be 50% of all handsets shipped. By 2020, 4.2 Billion people will be using smartphones. Smartphone traffic in 2016 will be 50 times greater than it was in 2011.
Tablets Create Traffic Too
- Mobile connected tablets will generate almost as much traffic in 2016 as the entire global mobile network in 2012.
- Tablets generate 3.4x more traffic than smartphones and by 2016 there will be over 350 Million deployed tablets.
- About 60% watch video with their smartphones and tablets. This is expected to get to 70% by 2016.
- About 20%-25% access the web.
There will be 8.6x more mobile data traffic in 2016 compared to 2012 – an astounding 71% CAGR. This could be the reasons behind the carriers offering usage-based pricing. The massive amount of data is going to effect data traffic.
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