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Cisco says mobile devices will outnumber human population in 2012

London , Thu, 16 Feb 2012 ANI

London, Feb 16 (ANI): The total number of mobile devices on earth would outnumber the total human population this year, networking giant Cisco has claimed.

 

According to Cisco's latest analysis of global mobile data traffic, there will be ten billion mobile connected devices around the world by 2016.

 

By the same time networks will be carrying 130 exabytes of data each year, equivalent to 33 billion DVDs, the firm said.

 

According to the report, currently the average smartphone uses 150 megabytes of data per month, but this is expected to rise to 2.6 gigabytes by 2016, The BBC reports.

 

"By 2016, 60 percent of mobile users, three billion people worldwide, will belong to the Gigabyte Club, each generating more than one gigabyte of mobile data traffic per month," said Suraj Shetty, vice-president of products and solutions at Cisco.

 

The report also revealed that mobile data traffic in 2011 was eight times the size of the global Internet in 2000.

 

It pointed out that people are now using more tablet devices, which are even more 'data-hungry' than smartphones. (ANI)

 


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