WEB TRAF­FIC GROWTH

Cisco Vis­ual Net­work­ing In­dex Pre­dicts An­nual In­ter­net Traf­fic to Grow More Than 20 Per­cent, Reach­ing 1.6 Zet­tabytes by 2018

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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.

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