Mobile traffic Q3 2019
Mobile data traffic grew 68 percent between Q3 2018 and Q3 2019.
- Mobile data traffic continues to grow with a year-on-year increase of 68 percent in Q3 2019.
- The high growth rate continues to be influenced by the growth in India and China.
- The quarter-on-quarter growth for Q3 2019 was 12 percent.
In Q3 2019, mobile data traffic grew 68 percent year-on-year. The high growth rate continues to be influenced by the increased number of smartphone subscriptions in India and increased data traffic per smartphone per month in China. The quarter-on-quarter growth for Q3 2019 was 12 percent.
In general, traffic growth is being driven by both the rising number of smartphone subscriptions and an increasing average data volume per subscription, fueled primarily by more viewing of video content. The graph below shows total global monthly data and voice traffic from Q1 2014 to Q3 2019, along with the year-on-year percentage change for mobile data traffic.
 - Traffic does not include DVB-H, Wi-Fi or Mobile WiMAX. VoIP is included in data traffic