Machine-to-machine mobile data connections are forecast by Cisco to represent 26.4 percent of mobile-connected devices in 2020, up from 7.7 percent last year, and to generate 6.7 percent of total mobile traffic, up from 2.7 percent last year.
Businesses will account for 15 percent of global mobile data traffic by 2019, which is forecast to reach 292 exabytes per year, up from 30 exabytes per year in 2014, according to Cisco's VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast 2014-2019.
Using your mobile phone to make phone calls--that's like so 20 th century. The generation that grew up with smartphones appears to not realize that they can make phone calls using their mini-computers.
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.