Global Internet Traffic Expected to Quadruple by 2015

Through data given by Cisco to Mashable, the word is that Global Internet traffic is expected to quadruple between now and 2015. Yes, not double, but quadruple!

Reports say that by 2015 nearly 3 billion people will be using the Internet — more than 40% of the world’s projected population. On average, there will be more than two Internet connections for each person on Earth, driven by the proliferation of web-enabled mobile devices.

Internet traffic is projected to approach 1 zettabyte per year in 2015 — that’s equivalent of all the digital data in existence in 2010. In the Middle East and Africa the traffic is expected to double, where there will be an average of 0.9 devices per person for a projected population of 1.39 billion. Interesting news with all of the communication issues these regions have faced not to long ago. Latin America is close behind, with a 48% increase in traffic and an estimated 2.1 devices per person among a population of 620 million.

Globally, the number of devices per person is suspected to increase significantly. Over the next 4 years there will be an average of 5.8 devices per person in North America, 5.4 in Japan and 4.4 in Western Europe.

With the rave about tablets, and ironically a new tablet being released today by HP, you would think they would be expected to see tremendous growth over the next few years, but actually they are not. Flat panel televisions are what they are saying will see a boom up1063% from 2010, followed by tablets at 750%, digital photo frames up 600% and ereaders only up 550%.

Information provided from Mashable. Also see their Infographic on this data at Mashable.com

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