Cisco: ’10 Billion Mobile Internet Connected Devices By 2016′February 15, 2012 11:52 am
“Global mobile data traffic is expected to increase 18-fold over the next five years to 10.8 exabytes per month according to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index Forecast (VNI). Cloud traffic is expected to account for 71%, or 7.6 exabytes per month, of total mobile data traffic by 2016. In 2011, cloud traffic accounted for only 45% of mobile data traffic, or 269 petabytes per month. It is projected that there will be more than 10 billion mobile Internet-connected devices in 2016, exceeding the world’s projected population of 7.3 billion individuals. The surge in smartphone adoption — which is expected to hit 8 billion in 2016 — is the core driver behing the massive mobile data growth expected in the coming years.”
Statistics Source: BGR
How do we digest these numbers? Let us try this: we know that 40 percent of the world would be online by 2015. Thats out of a population of some 7.3 billion or so. So basically 10 billion internet connections for 3 billion people. We would be averaging 3 mobile internet connected devices per connected person!