A Cisco report forecasts a remarkable growth in mobile data traffic, in Spain and the world, over the next few years.


Cisco has published the results of its Cisco VNI report on global mobile data traffic, for the period between 2016 and 2021 . And, as he has revealed, the number of mobile phones in four years will exceed not only landline lines, but also current water supplies and bank accounts.

Will be 5.5 billion mobile phones compared to 2.9 billion fixed lines, 5.3 billion water supplies and 5.4 billion bank accounts.

If the phablets are counted among the smartphones , they will already account for more than half of the mobile devices and connections worldwide. Spain will contribute in 2021 a total of 45.8 million smartphones compared to 35.1 million in 2016. It should also be noted that in our country there will be < strong> 101.4 million connected mobile devices , which is the same as saying a couple of them per person, including M2M modules. Worldwide, there will be about 12,000 million devices or 1.5 per person.

The mobile data traffic will then account for a fifth of the total IP traffic and 15% in Spain, where traffic will be multiplied by no less than seven to over the period analyzed.

With regard to the average speed of mobile networks , it will reach 20.4 Mbps in 2021 worldwide and 27 Mpbs in Spain. < / p>

In the end, 4G networks will end up behind 58% of all mobile connections and 79% of mobile data traffic. That in general terms. In Spain, will support 64% of mobile connections and generate 95% of traffic . Cisco estimates that mobile data traffic will rise to 49 Exabytes per month in 2021 worldwide (378 Petabytes per month will be specifically what our country will contribute).