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Cisco Predicts Wi-Fi Will Exceed Wired Traffic By 2015

Cisco Predicts Wi-Fi Will Exceed Wired Traffic By 2015

Cisco releases its networking forecast for 2010-2015, stating a major increase in Internet traffic from wireless devices.

Emma Hutchings

Cisco’s annual report, predicting Internet usage in the future, forecasts that the traffic from wireless devices will exceed that from wired devices by 2015, with a 54%/46% split.

Some other interesting milestones it notes are that annual global IP traffic will quadruple over the next 5 years and will reach the zettabyte threshold. In 2015, the number of Internet-connected devices will be twice as high as the number of people on the planet, with non-PC devices accounting for 15% of the Internet traffic (rising from its 3% share last year).

The report also predicts that by 2015, almost 3 billion people will be surfing the Internet, which is more than 40% of the world’s population.

Cisco Visual Networking Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2010-2015 (PDF)

[via DailyTech]

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