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Internet of Things to overtake mobiles by 2018, says report

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  • According to the report, mobile data traffic in India will grow 15 times by 2021.
  • The report also mentions a dramatic shift in teen viewing habits.
  • “Of the 28 billion total devices that will be connected by 2021, close to 16 billion will be IoT devices,” the report, published on Wednesday, said.
  • By 2021, smartphone subscriptions (globally) will almost double from 3.4 billion to 6.3 billion,” the report said.
  • As per the report, between 2015 and 2021, the number of IoT-connected devices is expected to grow 23 per cent annually, of which cellular IoT is forecast to have the highest growth rate.

MUMBAI: Internet of Things (IoT) is set to overtake mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices by 2018, according to the latest edition of Ericsson’s Mobility Report.
As per the report

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MUMBAI: Internet of Things (IoT) is set to overtake mobile phones as the largest category of connected devices by 2018, according to the latest edition of Ericsson’s Mobility Report.

As per the report, between 2015 and 2021, the number of IoT-connected devices is expected to grow 23 per cent annually, of which cellular IoT is forecast to have the highest growth rate. IoT refers to the connectedness of everyday objects through a network.

“Of the 28 billion total devices that will be connected by 2021, close to 16 billion will be IoT devices,” the report, published on Wednesday, said. “Western Europe will lead the way in adding IoT connections and the number of IoT devices in this market is projected to grow 400 per cent by 2021.

This will principally be driven by regulatory requirements, for example for intelligent utility meters, and a growing demand for connected cars including the European Union e-call directive to be implemented in 2018,” the report added.

Rima Qureshi, Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Ericsson said in a statement, “IoT is now accelerating as device costs fall and innovative applications emerge. From 2020, commercial deployment of 5G networks will provide additional capabilities that are critical for IoT, such as network slicing and the capacity to connect exponentially more devices than is possible today.”

Meanwhile, the number of smartphones is increasing and is forecast to surpass those of basic phones by September this year. “By 2021, smartphone subscriptions (globally) will almost double from 3.4 billion to 6.3 billion,” the report said.

According to the report, mobile data traffic in India will grow 15 times by 2021.

India grew the most in terms of net additions during the quarter (21 million), followed by Myanmar (5 million), Indonesia (5 million), the US (3 million) and Pakistan (3 million). There are around 5 billion subscribers globally in India, where the penetration level is at 80 per cent.

The report also mentions a dramatic shift in teen viewing habits. As per this, the use of cellular data for smartphone video has grown 127 per cent in 15 months (2014-15).

“Over a period of four years (2011-15) there has been a 50 per cent drop in the time teens spend watching TV/video on a TV screen, and in contrast, an 85 per cent increase in those viewing TV/video on a smartphone. This, and the fact that the upcoming generation of mobile users are the heaviest consumers of data for smartphone video streaming (Wi-Fi and cellular combined), makes them the most important group for cellular operators to monitor,” the report said.

Internet of Things to overtake mobiles by 2018, says report

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