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The 5G era emerges

by Stephanie Chan

The 5G era emerges

Cisco shows us the future of the mobile industry.

Cisco’s Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI) shows us what’s in store for mobility, covering topics like 5G, mobile video, data traffic, and more. As we head towards the year 2022, we approach the mobile zettabyte era—this means that global mobile data traffic will reach an annual run rate of 930 exabytes per year. One exabyte equals two to the sixtieth power bytes. A zettabyte equals two to the seventieth power bytes, showing that our data traffic is growing exponentially. For more important facts from Cisco’s Mobile VNI, check out the stats below.