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Continued growth of mobile broadband, connected devices and economic development will have data consumption rising by 53 per cent yearly from now to 2020. So says Cisco, who reports in its annual Visual Networking Index (VNI) that as the next decade dawns, 4G use will finally eclipse 3G and 11.6 billion mobile devices will be …

  1. tiggity Silver badge


    For those lucky few that can get 4G, then they may be using lots of bytes, but for 4G to be dominant by 2020 lets hope the rest of the world does a far better 4G rollout than the UK (admittedly not too difficult)

  2. Adam 52 Silver badge

    In general these data flow figures are growing much faster than the storage capacity figures. I hope that the maths will make mass surveillance, or at least unrestricted mass surveillance harder and harder.

    Of course that doesn't help if you're the poor pawn that <spy agency> decides to blackmail.

    1. allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

      With all the storage the TLAs must need you'd think Seagate etc. would sell far more kit.

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