It's hard to go anywhere these days without seeing somebody, somewhere, glued to their mobile device. Smartphones and tablets have become the go-to gadgets for consumers and businesses alike and, according to Cisco, our use (and love) of mobile technology has only just begun.
The rise of wearable devices and machine-to-machine communications, for instance, are sparking a new era of mobile computing that will only add to the already enormous amounts of mobile data being generated each year. That's what Cisco expects, according to its 2014 Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast. The report, released this month, details mobile data trends impacting the consumer and enterprise landscapes, and contains some pretty lofty projections of what's to come as the world continues to go mobile.
Here are eight shocking stats from Cisco's forecast.