Global Internet Traffic Expected to Quadruple by 2015

Global Internet Traffic increase

According to data provided by Cisco, global Internet traffic is expected to quadruple between 2010 and 2015. By that time, nearly 3 billion people will be using the Internet – more than 40% of the world’s projected population. For each person on earth, there will be more than two Internet connections available – this is because of the proclivity for people to own and use web-enabled mobile devices.

Internet traffic is expected to approach 1 zettabyte per year in 2015 – equivalent to all of the digital data existence in 2010. As far as regions, traffic is expected to more than double in the Middle East and Africa. In Latin America, there is an estimated 48% projected growth, with an estimated 2.1 devices per person among a population of 620 million.

The rest of the world is expected to experience more moderate traffic growth, but the numer of devices per person is likely to increase significantly – in North America, there will be an average a 5.8 Internet-ready devices per person by 2015.

Interestingly, the device grown is not expected to be from tablets or smart phones, but televisions – which are expected to grow in production and sales by 1,063%, as well as digital photo frames and e-readers, which will grow by 600% and 550%, respectively.


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