There’ll be 418 million people using their laptops or netbooks with a mobile internet connection by 2017, according to technology and media specialist Coda Research Consultancy. Those people will generate $48 billion (£29 billion) of revenue and will create 1.8 exabytes – 1.8 billion gigabytes - of traffic per month, which is a forty-fold increase over 2009.
Europe will account for 94 million users, the lowest mobile broadband user growth of all the regions surveyed. However, the 2017 figures will still be up 135% from 2009.
209 million users laptop and netbook users worldwide – and three-quarters of all European users - will be using next-generation LTE technology for their connections. [Press release via RealWire.com]