Mobile Data Traffic Trends for Embedded Computing Devices

Modern portable and mobile computers (those with an extensible operating system, QWERTY keyboard, and multimedia display), when equipped with a cellular or mobile broadband modem, generate data network traffic usage patterns most similar to wired broadband networks. A 2009 ABI Research study detailed global and regional trends in mobile data traffic for handsets, embedded computing, modems and routers, and consumer electronics devices. Using the latest device shipment and mobile subscriber data, ABI Research found that embedded computing devices transferred more than 67 Petabytes (PB) of information during 2008. In 2014, more of the world’s mobile data traffic will be transferred monthly on embedded computing systems than during all of 2008. This research report further explores the growth of mobile data traffic generated by embedded computing devices from 2008 to 2014.

  • 1. Methodology & Assumptions
    • 1.1. Embedded Computing Category Definition
    • 1.2. Methodology
      • 1.2.1. Published Data Sources
      • 1.2.2. Traffic Metrics
      • 1.2.3. Wireless Protocols
      • 1.2.4. Mobile Data Traffic Types and Usage Scenarios
    • 1.3. Assumptions
  • 2. Market Forecasts
    • 2.1. Total Mobile Data Traffic from Embedded Computing
    • 2.2. Mobile Data Traffic by Type of Embedded Computer
    • 2.3. Embedded Computing Data Traffic by Air Interface Protocol
    • 2.4. Embedded Computing Data Traffic by Application Type
    • 2.5. Monthly Subscriber Traffic Transfer Rate for Embedded Computing Devices
      • 2.5.1. Laptops and Netbooks
      • 2.5.2. MIDs, Media Tablets, and UMPCs

Tables

  1. Data Measurement Metrics
  2. Mobile Network Data Traffic from Embedded Computing Devices by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014 (Petabytes)
  3. Mobile Network Data Traffic from Embedded Computing Devices by Form Factor, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014 (Petabytes)
  4. Mobile Network Data Traffic from Embedded Computing Devices by Air Interface Protocol, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014 (Petabytes)
  5. Mobile Network Data Traffic from Embedded Computing Devices by Application Type, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  6. Average Monthly Mobile Network Data Traffic from Embedded Laptops & Netbooks by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014 (Gigabytes)
  7. Average Monthly Mobile Network Data Traffic from Embedded MIDs, Tablets & UMPCs by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014 (Gigabytes)

Charts

  1. Mobile Network Data Traffic from Embedded Computing Devices by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  2. Mobile Network Data Traffic from Embedded Computing Devices by Form Factor, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  3. Mobile Network Data Traffic from Embedded Computing Devices by Air Interface Protocol, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  4. Average Monthly Mobile Network Data Traffic from Embedded Laptops & Netbooks by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014
  5. Average Monthly Mobile Network Data Traffic from Embedded MIDs, Tablets & UMPCs by Region, World Market, Forecast: 2008 to 2014

Figures

  1. Determining Active Devices with Mobile Data Plans
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Research Information

Publish Date
1Q 2010
Code
RR-1723-10
Research Type
Research Report Report
Pages
16