Cisco’s Visual Networking Index, 5.5 billion mobile users in 2020

It was 2000 when the first cell phone with a camera was introduced. Since then, the number of mobile telephone users has increased up to 5 times and estimates continue to show a prospect of constant and exponential growth. In this sense, the forecast in the tenth edition of Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) for mobile reports that the growth in smart devices, mobile video and 4G networks will reach an increase of up to 8 times the traffic in mobile data in the next 5 years. This calculation is summarised in the following fact: by 2020, 70% of the world’s population will be mobile users, with an estimated 1.5 connexions per capita.