Global monthly smartphone data traffic to hit 17 exabytes by 2020

Smartphone data usage will increase eightfold over the next six years as consumers continue to take advantage of the increasingly fast speeds on offer from mobile operators.

Global data produced as part of the latest Ericsson Mobility Report showed that traffic would grow from the 2.1 exabytes used per month in 2014 to approximately 17 exabytes by 2020.

On a per user basis it’s expected that the average subscriber will jump from using an average of 900MB per month in 2014 to 3.5GB per month by 2020 and markets in Western Europe and North America are at the forefront of the change.

This is being driven by a 130 percent increase in the number of smartphone subscriptions in the six-year period that will result in a jump from 2.7 billion in 2014 to 6.1 billion in 2020.

Global monthly smartphone data traffic to hit 17 exabytes by 2020

Overall mobile subscriptions, which includes broadband, PCs, tablets, routers and cellular M2M, will increase from 7.1 billion in 2014 to 9.5 billion in 2020 and as a proportion of this, 90 percent of the world’s population over six years old will have a mobile by 2020.

"Most mobile broadband devices are, and will continue to be, smartphones. Many consumers in developing markets first experience the internet on smartphones – usually because they have only limited access to fixed broadband," read the report.

When it comes to devices, tablets are set to see a 15-fold increase in mobile data traffic between now and 2020 whereas the overall device market will see the same eight-fold increase as overall smartphone data traffic.

4G LTE, which is currently worth a small proportion of those 7.1 billion subscriptions, will grow to 3.5 billion by 2020 as more users in Western Europe and North America take advantage of the faster connections. That will be music to the ears of mobile operators in the UK that have spent vast reserves of money on establishing 4G networks and subscribers are will flood onto their networks in the next few years.

Source: Betanews

Tags: Ericsson, research, smartphones

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Sherry#10 0
be a warm and sunny weekend. Le2#;8t17&s get out there and have some fun! It is a good time to hike Sawnee Mountain or ride bikes at the Greenway for

Last news

Pokemon GO had the potential to net $1 billion a year
The report said that Hon Hai has invested about US$600 million in India
Market research firm IDC reports that in the third quarter of this year
Customers will only have to shell out 50% of the cost of their Galaxy S7 device
New flagship will launch in 2017
Patent hints at name of the upcoming Surface AIO
IBM, Globalfoundries and Samsung have chosen to use extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light to pattern transistors
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
HP Slate 7 is a 7-inch Android 4 Tablet PC with good sound
A cost-effective, 7-inch tablet PC from a renowned manufacturer
October 25, 2013 / 4

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments