02 Jun '11, 6am

Global internet traffic is due to quadruple by 2015, according to a Cisco forecast

Global internet traffic is due to quadruple by 2015, according to a Cisco forecast

Global online traffic will quadruple by 2015, according to a Cisco forecast. -- PHOTO: AFP SAN FRANCISCO - GLOBAL online traffic will quadruple by 2015 as the number of gadgets linked to the Internet climbs to 15 billion, according to a forecast by networking colossus Cisco. Cisco's fifth annual Visual Networking Index Forecast, released on Wednesday, predicted that nearly three billion people (more than 40 per cent of the expected world population) will be using the Internet by the year 2015. 'The explosive growth in Internet data traffic, especially video, creates an opportunity in the years ahead for optimising and monetising visual, virtual and mobile Internet experiences,' said Cisco vice president Suraj Shetty. Personal computers generated 97 per cent of consumer Internet traffic last year, but the share will drop to 87 per cent in the next four years as more people ...

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