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April 29, 2015

mobile data traffic to exceed 11,156 petabytes largely aided by video in 2017

mobile broadband data led  by explosive mobile video growth

Mobile data growth over the last few years have been powered by  the rapid rise in mobile video and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. As Cisco reported in their recent Visual Networking Index (VNI) study ,the volume of mobile broadband (MBB) traffic has been doubling every year, reaching 1,577 Petabytes per month in 2013 (the equivalent of 500 billion .mp3 files or 800 million hours of streaming HD video ) and is forecast to reach 11,156 Petabytes by 2017. This chart illustrates how mobile data has been increasing year on year.