Mobile Data Consumption to Grow 59% in 2015

Mobile data traffic will grow 59 percent in 2015 and 53 percent in 2016, Gartner predicts, driven primarily by consumption of video. “Mobile video is generating 50 percent of all mobile data,” says Jessica Ekholm, Gartner research director. “We expect video streaming to account for over 60 percent of mobile data traffic in 2018.” Video-calling services will contribute to overall demand, as well. In terms of traffic, five minutes of 3G FaceTime video calling uses up to 15 megabytes of data, a small amount.

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Mobile Data Consumption to Grow 59% in 2015

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