The explosion in mobile data traffic will spur rapid growth in mobile monitoring and optimization gear revenue, reaching more than $9 billion by 2018, according to ABI Research.
Mobile handset data traffic is predicted to grow over 300 percent to 21 exabytes by 2017, according to the latest forecast from Strategy Analytics.
Half of all mobile data traffic generated by smartphones, tablets and other 3G and 4G connected devices will be off-loaded to Wi-Fi and small cell networks in 2013, according to the latest stats from Juniper Research.
Average tablet connections grew nearly 43 percent year-over-year in 2012 due to higher demand for mobility from businesses and consumers, better network connectivity and higher data demand, according to a survey of United States and Canadian carriers by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mobile devices are forecasted to generate data traffic exceeding 90,000 petabytes by 2017, with a majority of that traffic occurring over Wi-Fi networks, according to the latest report from Juniper Research.