Mobile Data Forecast: Unrelenting Downpour
No surprises here: Worldwide mobile data traffic is exploding. But the degree to which it’s exploding is pretty remarkable. Between 2009 and 2010, mobile data traffic nearly tripled. And according to Cisco’s annual Global Mobile Traffic Forecast, it will see a 26-fold increase by 2015. Staggering, though perhaps to be expected given the proliferation of data-intensive mobile devices. Cisco predicts that by 2015, there will be 7.1 billion of them slurping up 75 exabytes of data (an exabyte is 1 billion gigabytes). No wonder the unlimited data plan is being phased out.