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Discussion: Cisco’s annual report on the Internet forecasts some staggering statistics: Internet usage growth between 2014 and 2015 alone will be equal to all Internet traffic recorded worldwide last year, and most of it will be mobile.  In 2010, mobile traffic alone was three times the size of the entire Internet in 2000.  Cisco predicts that there will be one mobile device for every individual alive – about 7.2 billion – by 2015.  The burden on the global wireless infrastructure will be tremendous, not to mention the video traffic that is expected to quadruple and overwhelm fixed broadband lines.  If service provides expect to keep up, they are going to have to get pretty creative and efficient with their technologies.

Source: CNN Money

Date: June 1, 2011


Questions for discussion:

  • According to Cisco’s report, which continent is expected to exceed North America and become the largest driver of Internet traffic in the world?
  • Why are wireless companies trying to get customers onto expensive data plans and slashing prices for unlimited voice minute packages?

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