The world’s mobile data traffic is set to reach 52 million terabytes (TB) in 2015, an increase of 59 percent from 2014, a new report by Gartner, a leading information technology research and advisory company has revealed.
According to the tech industry market information provider, the rapid growth is set to continue through 2018, when mobile data levels are estimated to reach 173 million TB.
Gartner analysts therefore advise communication service providers (CSPs) to rethink their data caps to meet consumer needs and win market share.
“Mobile data traffic is soaring worldwide, more than tripling by 2018,” Jessica Ekholm, Research Director at Gartner says. “New, fast mobile data connections (3G and 4G) will grow more slowly, from 3.8 billion in 2015 to 5.1 billion in 2018, as users switch from slower 2G connections and consume more mobile data.”