A few interesting take-aways from the press release headnotes:
- Global mobile data traffic doubled in 2011, for the fourth year in a row. Cisco estimates that traffic will over double in 2012.
- Global mobile data traffic in 2011 was more than 8 times the entire global internet in 2000.
- The number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the world's population in 2012 (Cisco estimates).
- Global mobile traffic will grow 18-fold between 2011 and 2016, for a compound annual growth rate of 78%.
There is a lot of information here, but the bottom line is that growth in international mobile data is exploding. Carriers will have huge challenges with dealing with this incredible growth.