21 Feb

Tech

It may be difficult to imagine a world where human beings are even more connected than we are now. Yet the reality is that when it comes to connectivity, we’re barely scratching the surface in terms of where we’ll be in the future.

Many anticipate that this growth will be largely driven by mobile-connected devices like smart phones and tablets. To understand the scope of where we are heading with mobile computing, consider this data from a recent Cisco report:

  • The number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the world’s population in 2012
  • There will be over 10 billion mobile-connected devices in 2016
  • Monthly global mobile-data traffic will surpass 10 exabytes per month in 2016
  • Over 100 million smart-phone users will each consume more than 1 GB of data per month in 2012
  • Global mobile-data traffic will increase eighteenfold between now and 2016
  • Mobile-network connection speeds will increase ninefold by…

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