Monday, June 23, 2008

Cisco's 2007-2012 IP network traffic forecast

A Cisco outlook for IP traffic makes fascinating (if probably a self-serving...) reading: Cisco Visual Networking Index - Forecast and Methodology, 2007–2012.
  • IP traffic will nearly double every two years through 2012. Total IP traffic will increase by a factor of six from 2007 to 2012.
  • Despite the growth of P2P traffic, as a percentage of consumer Internet traffic it dropped to 51% at the end of 2007, down from 60% the year before.
  • Video is now approximately one-quarter of all consumer Internet traffic, not including the amount of video exchanged through P2P file sharing.
  • Internet traffic is growing fastest in Latin America, followed by Western Europe and Asia-Pacific
Thanks to David Hytha for the link.

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