WEB TRAFFIC GROWTH
Cisco Visual Networking Index Predicts Annual Internet Traffic to Grow More Than 20 Percent, Reaching 1.6 Zettabytes by 2018
global Internet Protocol (IP) traffic will increase nearly three-fold over the next five years, due to more Internet users and devices, faster broadband speeds and more video viewing, according to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index global Forecast and service adoption for 2013 to 2018 report.
according to the report, global IP traffic for fixed and mobile connections is expected to reach an annual run rate of 1.6 zettabytes, which is more than one and a half trillion gigabytes per year by 2018. the projected annual IP traffic for 2018 will also be greater than all IP traffic that has been generated globally from 1984 to 2013, which is 1.3 zettabytes.
Figures by Malaysia Communications and Multimedia Commission indicate that as early as 2012, 61.2 percent of the population have access to non-PC devices. this is in line with the prediction that the majority of traffic will originate from devices other than personal computers (PCs) for the first time in the history of the Internet.
In Malaysia, as it is globally, Wi-Fi traffic will exceed wired traffic for the first time. this trend is beginning to take shape as local household wireless broadband subscriptions reach 2.4 million users, surpassing wired broadband subscriptions of 2.4 million users in 2013.
the report also stated that the Internet of Everything will also play a major role as it gains momentum. By 2018, there will be nearly as many machine-to-machine (M2M) connections as there are people on Earth, and smart cars will have nearly four M2M modules per car.