The global mobile data traffic will be multiplied by thirteen between 2012 and 2017, reaching 11.2 Exabytes Exabytes per month or 134 per year, which represents an annual increase of 66 percent in that period, according to a report by Cisco .
The company has stated that January 34 Exabytes of data equivalent to 134 times the sum of all IP traffic (fixed and mobile) generated in 2000, 30 billion images (type MMS) or ten images per day generated by each person’s planet for an entire year.
This growth is due to the exponential increase in the number ofconnections to mobile Internet , from personal devices such as connections with machine to machine or M2M applications that surpass the projected world population by 2017, from about 7,600 million people, according to UN.
Specifically, smartphones, laptops and tablets will generate traffic 93 percent global mobile data in 2017, followed by the M2M traffic, which will account for 5 percent, while the remaining 2 percent will correspond to the basic terminal.
21% of mobile users
Also, Cisco estimates that global mobile data traffic will exceed three times the global data traffic fixed until 2017 because there will be more mobile users.
Specifically, in 2017 there will be 5,200 million mobile users from the 4,300 million recorded in 2012. In addition, mobile connections will be faster. The average speed of the connections by mobile networks will multiply by 7 between 2012 (0.5 Mbps) and 2017 (3.9 Mbps).
Cisco also indicated that there will be more mobile connections, as it is estimated that by 2017 there will be over 10,000 million mobile connectivity devices , including more than 1,700 million machine-to-machine connections from 7,000 million in 2012.