Gartner Research

Forecast: Mobile Data Traffic, Worldwide, 2011-2018

Published: 12 January 2015

ID: G00247691

Analyst(s): Jessica Ekholm


Mobile data traffic will grow 55% a year over the next five years. Successful communications service providers will harness this growth by creating flexible, more personalized data plans to reap maximum revenue opportunities.

Table Of Contents

Forecast Data


  • Technology and Maturity
  • End-User Adoption
  • Devices
  • Mobile Apps and Content


  • Network Availability
    • Numbers of Users on Each Network
    • Device Used
    • Content Consumed


  • Definition

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