Jun 5, 2014

Mobile data traffic will grow tenfold until 2019

According to the Ericsson Mobility Report, by the end of 2015 there will be more devices with access to mobile networks than people on earth. That's of course not only smartphones, but all kinds of machines - although the research predicts over 5 billion smartphone subscriptions in 2019 (with Asia/Pacific as the main driver, of course).. The study also shows growth in human mobile traffic usage: while in 2013 every smartphone owner has used 650MB in average per month, Ericsson expects the number to grow to 2.5GB by 2019. Maybe that's even conservative,  considering that mobile traffic in Q1 2014 exceeded total mobile data in the whole year of 2011.