Ericsson has announced the Mobility Report focusing on India specific data points. The report highlights how Internet of Things (IoT) is set to overtake mobile phones as the largest category of connected device by 2018.
Ericsson study says that mobile data traffic in India will grow by fifteen times by 2021. The report includes India’s growth as the most in terms of net additions during the quarter (+21 million), followed by Myanmar (+5 million), Indonesia (+5 million), the US (+3 million) and Pakistan (+3 million).
Ericsson study shows that the penetration in India is at 80 per cent when compared to 7.4 billion subscriptions in the world today.
The global data points suggest that around 90 per cent of mobile data traffic will be from smartphones by the end of 2021. The smartphone traffic is also assumed to grow 12 times between 2015 and 2021. Ericsson’s Mobility Report states video will account for nearly 70 per cent of mobile data traffic by 2021 while video consumption among teens will grow by nearly 127 per cent in just 15 months.
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However, the study also shows scope further addition in the connected devices space. The study forecasts that 16 billion connected devices may join the Internet of Things by the end of 2021. Between 2015 and 2021, the number of IoT connected devices is expected to grow 23 percent annually, of which cellular IoT is likely to have the highest growth rate. Of the 28 billion total devices that will be connected by 2021, close to 16 billion will be IoT devices.
Western Europe will lead the way in adding IoT connections as the market is projected to grow 400 per cent by 2021.
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