Cisco Predicted Dramatic Increase in Internet TrafficAdded: Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
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5th annual Visual Network Index Forecast has been released by Cisco. The report says that the web traffic will nearly quadruple within the next four years and reach the rate of annual growth equal to 966 exabytes. The Cisco forecast also claims that between 2014 and 2015, the global web traffic will rocket by 200 exabytes, which would exceed the last year’s amount of traffic. Meanwhile, mobile broadband will also face a dramatic 26 times increase, which will make it 75 exabytes a year.
The report also reveals the causes for the rapid growth. Among them there are 4 main factors, with the most important one being the spread of handsets, tablets and other electronic devices.
Although today 97% of the web traffic is consumed by high-performance computers, the report predicts that people will rely mostly on mobile devices and Web-enabled appliances in the future. According to the Visual Network Index Forecast, PC traffic will decline to 87% by 2015, while Web-enabled TVs will be accountable for just 10% of all web traffic and 18% of video traffic.
In the meantime, network-based consumer devices are supposed to outnumber the world’s population 2 to 1 in just 4 years. The experts estimated that there’ll be around 3 billion Internet users in four years, which is almost 40% of the population of the world. Cisco also made prediction on the average fixed broadband speed. The latter is expected to increase from 7Mb/s to 28Mb/s. 5th annual Visual Network Index Forecast estimates that Internet media branch will grow in terms of traffic as well, with the online video community receiving half a billion new users by 2015.
Moreover, the estimations reveal that more than 1.5 billion users will stream one million video minutes (which equals to 674 days) every second. An interesting part of the report covers the calculations on the so-called “advanced” videos, like videos with high definition or 3D visuals: this category is expected to see a 14 times increase.
As you might have already noticed, the report only predicts increase in online streaming, leaving aside the other methods of consuming content. Indeed, streaming seems to be the future of the Internet content consumption. Surprisingly enough, file-sharing traffic is predicted to drop 40% by 2015.
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Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
|add, and hope the networks can support them|
|thats why AT&T want to change the way they charge customers so they have to pay for all the data they transfer instead of flat rate like a normal company should charge.|
typical american greed and the republicans will let them if they get in office.
just like they let corpoations have tax breaks and let them send all your jobs abroad, and could care less if the people have jobs, healthcare, or housing.
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