US mobile data traffic to hit record levels

The popularity of wireless data access continues to explode. With more and more people moving to smart phones, as well as surfing the Internet and using Internet-dependent applications, how will this affect education moving forward? With applications such as Blackboard Mobile Learn now available, how frequently will students begin accessing and interacting with their courses from their cell phones?


November 7, 2010

US Mobile Data Traffic to Top 1 Exabyte

“By the end of 2010, we expect the average U.S. consumption to be approximately 325 MB/mo, up 112% from 2009,” Sharma predicts. According to his estimates, “the total US mobile data traffic will exceed 1 Exabyte for the first time by the end of 2010.” Exabyte, is a unit of information equal to 1000 petabytes or a billion gigabytes. In comparison, global Internet traffic was estimated to be over 21 exabytes in March 2010.

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