Global mobile traffic to increase seven-fold by 2021

08 February 2017

Cisco’s latest VNI predicts 5.5 billion mobile users globally by 2021. This infographic shows regional growth.

Cisco’s latest VNI predicts 5.5 billion mobile users globally by 2021. This infographic shows regional growth.

Worldwide mobile data traffic will increase seven-fold over the next five years, and represent 20 per cent of total global IP traffic, according to Cisco.

The UN estimates that the global population will reach 7.8 billion people by 2021. 

Of these, 5.5 billion are forecasted to be mobile phone users. Cisco says that’s more than those who use bank accounts (5.4 billion), running water (5.3 billion), or landlines (2.9 billion). 

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ISPA calls on government to cut costs and regulatory hassles for rolling out fibre

08 February 2017

The association says agreeing wayleaves rights and streetworks permits present significant obstacles to ISPs.

The association says difficulties around agreeing wayleaves rights and streetworks permits present significant obstacles to ISPs.

The Government must cut the high costs and administrative burdens of existing regulatory barriers in order to help ISPs in their efforts to roll out fibre networks.

That’s the view of the Internet Services Providers’ Association which is one of the first organisations to publicise its response to the DCMS call for evidence at the end of last year.

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