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North American mobile users to average 6GB of data per month in 2017

Cisco’s latest annual Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast report estimates that over the next five years mobile data traffic will reach 11.2 exabytes per month. In 2017 the average mobile subscriber worldwide will use 2GB of data per month, up from 200MB in 2012, and they will consume around 10 hours of video per month, up from one hour in 2012. North American mobile subscribers will consume the most data per month. However, subscribers in Asia-Pacific will account for 47 per cent of all mobile data traffic by 2017, up from 35 per cent in 2012.

Last year Cisco said mobile data traffic will grow 18 times between 2011 and 2016 to 10.8 exabytes per month. Now Cisco thinks traffic will hit 7.4 exabytes per month in 2016.

FierceWireless: Cisco: Average N. American mobile user to consume 6 GB/month in 2017; TelecomTV content partner.

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