Growth in mobile traffic forecast

Cisco has released the results of a Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Mobile Forecast for 2008-2013, providing findings on a variety of IP networking trends driven largely by the increased use of mobile broadband applications.

The Cisco VNI Mobile Forecast projects global mobile traffic to increase 66-fold between 2008 and 2013 with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 131 per cent over that same period. These projections reflect a transformation in the fourth-generation, or 4G, mobile Internet that will enable consumers to view more mobile video and access a variety of mobile broadband services.

Additional key findings from the Cisco VNI Mobile Forecast:

– Nearly 64 per cent of the world's mobile traffic will be video by 2013.

– Mobile video will grow at a CAGR of 150 per cent between 2008 and 2013.

– Western Europe will have the most mobile video traffic of all regions in 2013.

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