DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Wireless Network Data Traffic: Worldwide Trends and Forecasts 2017-2022" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
Global annual cellular traffic growth totalled 98% in 2017, an increase over that from 2016. This report analyses the extent to which such growth will continue and will be impacted by the growing prevalence of plans including unlimited and zero-rated data, as well as the roll-out of 5G.
This report presents 5-year forecasts of wireless data traffic worldwide, in eight regions and in selected countries. It analyses the key trends in, and drivers and inhibitors of, data traffic.
The forecast dataset underpinning this report covers:
- Mobile data: data delivered over cellular networks to handsets, mid-screen devices (typically tablets) and USB modems, routers and other standalone data devices
Wi-Fi data: data delivered over private Wi-Fi connections (at home or
at work) to handsets and mid-screen devices, and data delivered to all
devices using public Wi-Fi connectivity.
This report provides:
- 5-year forecasts of wireless data traffic worldwide, in 8 regions and for 33 selected countries and the Nordic region
- analysis of the key trends in, and drivers and inhibitors of, data traffic
- discussion of the impact of cost and pricing on data traffic
- analysis of the trends in private and public usage, and their effect on the use of mobile and Wi-Fi connectivity
Key Topics Covered
- Worldwide trends
- Cellular traffic growth was higher in 2017 than in 2016, and was highest in the EMAP region
- 5G roll-outs will not affect the declining cellular growth rates across the globe
- Capacity limitations in mobile networks are weakening, making unlimited plans more viable
- Unlimited plans can increase mobile data traffic, but the impact should not be overestimated
- Unlimited plan users are not necessarily power users and do not automatically have a faster growing usage than other subscribers
- Caveats on usage in unlimited plans mean that their impact on cellular data traffic growth is lessened
- Video is responsible for the majority of total cellular traffic for a range of operators across the globe
- The traffic implications associated with zero rating will differ by operator and application
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