"Mobile" once referred simply to phones, then tablets too—and now it includes all kinds of wearable devices like smart watches, health trackers and Google Glass. Thanks to all of those new gadgets transmitting info, the amount of mobile data we use is expected to skyrocket by 2018.
That's according to an annual report from Internet networking giant Cisco, which predicts that mobile data traffic will top 190 exabytes worldwide by 2018.
That would be an 11-fold increase from 2013's traffic, and it's, well, a ton of data. One exabyte is equivalent to a billion gigabytes.
To put that in perspective: 190 exabytes of data is the same as 42 trillion images, or four trillion video clips. It's also 190 times more than all Internet Protocol traffic—both "fixed" wireless connections and mobile combined—generated in 2000, Cisco said.
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