About This Statistic
This statistic gives information on the global mobile data traffic from 2016 to 2021. In 2016, global mobile data traffic amounted to 7 exabytes per month. In 2021, mobile data traffic worldwide is expected to reach 49 exabytes per month at a compound annual growth rate of 47 percent. Everyday mobile activities such as mobile social media usage, including mobile chat and voice or video calls, and mobile e-commerce drive mobile traffic but mobile video has the largest growth rate out of all of the mobile content categories. This is unsurprising, as over half of global digital video plays during the fourth quarter of 2016 were via mobile devices.