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Featured Data: Average monthly cellular data usage to exceed 6.5GB by 2021

2017 04 12 COTW

Globally, the number of cellular connected devices will rise by a compound annual growth rate of 6% over the next five years, from 5.6 billion connections in 2016 to more than 7.5 billion by year-end 2021. Monthly data traffic from these devices, meanwhile, will rise eight times faster, from seven million terabytes per month to 48.9TB per month, at a CAGR of 47% over the forecast period.

Monthly cellular usage across connected devices – including smartphones, feature phones, tablets, PCs, connected CE devices and M2M – will grow from an average of 2.1GB per month, per device in 2016 to more than 6.5GB by year-end 2021. Smartphones will continue to carry the vast majority of cellular data traffic among connected devices, growing from 72% to 82% of all cellular traffic over the forecast period. Meanwhile, connected PCs and other consumer electronic devices will see the highest per-month usage rates, rising from 5.8GB in 2016 to more than 17GB per month, per device on average by 2021.

Updated quarterly, the Market Monitor and Forecast: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast provides an historical and projected market size for six different categories of cellular connected devices with associated total connections, and total and per device cellular traffic across seven geographic regions.

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The Intersection of IoT and Payments: An Emerging Commerce Opportunity

Join 451 Research analysts Christian Renaud, Research Director, IoT and Jordan McKee, Senior Analyst, Mobile Payments to learn how IoT and connectivity are shifting user behavior and payment vendors' offerings, and will ultimately make transactions far more integrated while far less visible to consumers and enterprises. In this webinar we’ll examine previous attempts at integrated commerce, discuss what worked and what didn't, and detail the drivers underpinning the next frontier of commerce. Throughout the discussion, 451 will leverage recent insights from its Voice of the Connected User Landscape and Voice of the Enterprise: IoT surveys to paint a 360 degree picture of the key opportunities rapidly emerging at the intersection of IoT and payments.

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Today 65% of Enterprises Already Using Internet of Things; Business Value found in Optimizing Operations and Reducing Risk

Utilities and Manufacturing lead IoT usage. Datacenter Equipment, Cameras and Surveillance, Smartphones, and Connected Buildings Lead IoT Endpoints

451 Research’s inaugural Voice of the Enterprise
: Internet of Things (IoT) quarterly study reveals that despite the relatively recent emergence of the term “IoT”, 65% of respondent organizations currently collect data from equipment, devices or other connected endpoints and use that data for a business purpose.
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Introducing Customer Insight: Voice of the Connected User Landscape

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VoCUL combines 15-plus years of accurately predicting trends on consumer and business technology buying plans from our leading indicator surveys with topical deep dives and segmentation capabilities of our US population representative surveys. The Leading Indicator respondent panel provides a highly accurate view of new and emerging trends in key technology markets. The Representative respondent panel provides a view into how these trends are materializing in the mass market among different segments of the population.

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