March 29, 2016
Data traffic on mobile networks will reach 367 exabytes -- that's 367x10^18 bytes or 367 billion gigabytes -- in 2020, up from 44 exabytes in 2015, according to Cisco Systems' recently released Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2015-2020.
A lot of that is video, which accounted for 55% of all mobile data traffic in 2015, and will account for 75% in 2020, predicts Cisco. But significant contributions to growth are expected from automotive infotainment and mobile networks to support the Internet of Things, including connected cars, said a Cisco Global Technology Policy VP in a company blog on February 3.
Auto manufacturers recognize that in-car electronic technology is now a stronger driver of sales than traditional measures of automotive performance like torque, power, straight-line acceleration, and cornering ability.
Automotive connectivity is here now, of course, in such common systems as GPS navigation and ra..Read more