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Mobile devices to outnumber humans this year

Charles Arthur (via SMH and Guardian News & Media) | Feb. 8, 2013
The number of smartphones, tablets and laptops will exceed number of humans in 2013, according to a new report.

The rapid growth in smartphones, 3G- and 4G-connected tablets, dongle-equipped laptops and M2M devices will see the number of internet-connected devices outnumber humans later this year, it said.

Geographical growth

The fastest growth in data traffic will be in the Middle East and Africa, which will see a 77 per cent CAGR over the next five years, while the Asia/Pacific region will see 76 per cent CAGR and Latin America 67 per cent, Cisco said.

 

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