Telecom | Asia-Pacific to form 33% of mobile data traffic

Telecom | Asia-Pacific to form 33% of mobile data traffic
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First Published: Tue, Feb 17 2009. 01 04 AM IST
Updated: Tue, Feb 17 2009. 01 04 AM IST
Bangalore: Asia-Pacific will account for one-third of all mobile data traffic by 2013, according to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI).
As per the VNI forecast, the global mobile traffic was projected to increase 66-fold between 2008 and 2013 with a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 131%.
The global mobile traffic will exceed two exabytes per month by 2013. Nearly 64% of the world’s mobile traffic would be video by 2013. Mobile video will grow at a CAGR of 150% between 2008 and 2013. Latin America is projected to have the strongest mobile growth at 166% CAGR, followed by the Asia-Pacific region at 146%.
Mobile broadband handsets with higher than 3G speed and laptop air or data cards will constitute at least 80% of global mobile traffic by 2013, it said.
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