Taking into account that today access to Internet is present in at least half a dozen of the devices we have at home, not surprisingly the result of a recent study conducted by Cisco in which it is stated that IP traffic in 2022 will far exceed the lived in the 32 years that has the network of networks.
It is estimated that in four years 60% of the global population will be considered Internet users, raising traffic to an unimaginable level in the first years of this technology’s life.
“The size and complexity of the Internet continue to grow in a way that we could not have imagined. Since we began the NIV Report in 2005, traffic has multiplied by 56, accumulating 36% year-on-year growth due to more people, devices and applications accessing IP networks“, Highlights Jonathan Davidson, Senior Vice President and General Director of Service Providers at Cisco.
It is expected that in the years to come, traffic will triple compared to traffic in 2017, since global IP traffic is expected to reach 396 Exabytes per month in 2022, compared to 122 Exabytes per month in 2017.
This will be the result of 28,500 million devices with Internet access, according to the same study, whose paper can be consulted in full here If you have a very technical interest in the matter.