Mobile Traffic Poised To Reach A Zettabyte, And With It, Greater Share Of Internet


Mobile traffic will approach an annual run rate of a zettabyte by the end of 2022, according to a new forecast on global mobile data traffic and speed released today by Cisco.

A zettabyte equals 1 trillion gigabytes.

The report projects mobile traffic will account for 20% of all global IP traffic by that data, up from just 5% ten years ago.

Most importantly, mobile speeds are projected to increase dramatically, and with them, consumption of video content.

By 2022, 79% of mobile traffic will be attributable to video, vs. 59% in 2017.

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