Wireless Now Accounts For 10% of Website Traffic
In India, Wireless Will Overtake Fixed Line Data This Year
Last month (April 7, to be precise) web analytics firm StatCounter
noticed a significant shift
: for the first time ever wireless data traffic accounted for 10% of all Internet traffic globally (at least among the websites they tracked). StatCounter recently stated that mobile network traffic had been doubling ever year, and began the year comprising 8.5% of all Internet traffic. Asia is unsurprisingly at the forefront of the shift, with wireless traffic accounting for 18% of total net usage, the wireless share of overall traffic having tripled since just 2010
. In some regions, like India, wireless Internet traffic is even larger (48.87%), and is expected to overtake fixed-line traffic by the end of this year. Cisco's Visual Networking Index
(released today) however takes a more comprehensive look, and insists cellular won't account for 10% of all Internet traffic until 2016.