Rise of the smartphone
By the end of this year, there could be more smartphones on the planet than humans, says equipment-maker Cisco, and by 2016 there could be 10 billion smartphones.
Looking to 2020, Cisco predicts 50 billion devices of various kinds connected. According to Wim Elfrink, Cisco’s head of globalisation, at present only 0.2 per cent of such devices are connected.
By 2017, the volume of mobile data traffic will be 21 times greater than it was in 2011, representing a rise of...2,100%
Mobile broadband subscriptions will increase from 900m to five billion by 2017, representing a rise of...455%