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66 Percent of Mobile Device Connections Will be IPv6 Capable by 2020, Says Cisco Report

IPv6 traffic is expected to reach 54 percent of total mobile data traffic, up from 13 percent in 2015, according to Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2015-2020 which has since being updated with additional study. The report also predicts by 2020, 66 percent of mobile devices/connections will be IPv6-capable — up from 36 percent in 2015.

Other Mobile Data Traffic Projections and Trends by 2020 include:

• Global mobile data traffic will reach 30.6 exabytes per month — up from 3.7 exabytes in 2015.

• Annual global mobile data traffic will reach 366.8 exabytes — up from 44.2 exabytes in 2015.

• The forecast annual run rate of 366.8 exabytes of mobile data traffic for 2020 is equivalent to:

• 120X more than all global mobile traffic generated just 10 years ago in 2010.

• 81 trillion images (e.g., MMS or Instagram) — 28 daily images per person on earth for a year.

• 7 trillion video clips (e.g., YouTube) — more than 2.5 daily video clips per person on earth for a year.

• From 2015 to 2020, global mobile data traffic will grow two times faster than global fixed IP traffic.

• In 2015, 51 percent of total mobile data traffic was offloaded; by 2020, 55 percent of total mobile data traffic will be offloaded.

• By 2020, over 75 percent of the world's mobile data traffic will be video.

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