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Cisco VNI Mobile: FaceTime Study

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Cisco's latest Visual Networking Index (VNI) is out, and the data usage numbers are as staggering as ever.

Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO)'s latest report suggests that mobile data traffic will grow eightfold by 2018, essentially doubling every year until then. The growth will largely be driven by all forms of video consumption, which today makes up 53% of overall traffic and will grow to 69% by 2018. (See Cisco's VNI: Stone Tablet or Debating Tool? and Cisco Report Predicts Mobile Domination in 2017.)

Cisco says that by 2018, global traffic will reach 18 exabytes per month, and the total number of mobile Internet connections will have exceeded the world’s population.

Check out the company's infographic below for a look at the data tsunami -- and FaceTime usage in particular.

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Sarah Thomas
Sarah Thomas,
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2/5/2014 | 5:00:03 PM
video calls
The FaceTime stats are noticeable. I expect video calling to get a lot more common, outside of just Apple devices, on LTE.
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