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New Zealand’s mobile data traffic will grow at a compound annual rate of 50 percent between 2012 and 2017 according to the latest Cisco VNI mobile forecast. During that time total traffic will grow eight-fold.

Don’t be too impressed. That performance is slow compared to the rest of the world. Cisco says global mobile traffic will grow 13-fold over the same period.

In 2012, mobile traffic was 1,500 TB a month. By 2017 that will climb to 11,700 TB a month.

Other highlights.

  • Mobile data will grow 1.8 times faster than fixed line data in New Zealand from 2012 to 2017. Globally that ratio is 2.8. 
  • Mobile data accounted for 4 percent of total NZ data traffic in 2012, by 2017 it will account for 10 percent of the total.

One thought on “NZ’s slow mobile data traffic growth

  1. It’s not hard to see why. When prepaid plans are so loved as they are here people aren’t going to go from $10/month to $60 so they can use Google while out-and-about.

    I pay 4x as much now for 500MB of data and txting than just for txting.

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