• Global mobile data traffic grew 81 percent in 2013. 
  • Global mobile data traffic reached 1.5 exabytes per month at the end of 2013, up from 820 petabytes per month at the end of 2012. 
  • Last year’s mobile data traffic was nearly 18 times the size of the entire global Internet in 2000. 
  • One exabyte of traffic traversed the global Internet in 2000, and in 2013 mobile networks carried nearly 18 exabytes of traffic.
  • Mobile video traffic exceeded 50 percent for the first time in 2012. Mobile video traffic was 53 percent of traffic by the end of 2013. 
  • Over half a billion (526 million) mobile devices and connections were added in 2013. 
  • Global mobile devices and connections in 2013 grew to 7 billion, up from 6.5 billion in 2012. Smartphones accounted for 77 percent of that growth, with 406 million net additions in 2013.