Cisco predicts 4G to boost mobile data consumption

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Cisco is predicting that global mobile traffic will increase 66-fold between 2008 and 2013, with a compound annual growth rate of 131 percent over the same period. This growth in mobile data consumption reflects an adoption of 4G, which will bring total mobile traffic as high as exceeding two exabytes (1000 petabytes or 10^18 bytes) per month by 2013. I’m thinking that the majority of this data will come in the form of rich media, but we’re also seeing a complete transition from dumbphone to smartphone.


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