Cisco continued its “ongoing initiative to track and forecast the impact of visual networking applications” by announcing the availability of its latest study, “Visual Networking Index: Forecast and Methodology, 2010-2015.” Among the highlights:
• Within 4 years, annual global IP traffic will reach nearly a zettabyte (996 exabytes)
• Global IP networks will deliver over 7 petabytes every 5 minutes in 2015
Pew Research also released results from a new survey, “Internet Phone Calls.” They found that nearly a quarter of American adult Internet users have placed an online call, while, on any given day, 5% of Internet users go online to place phone calls. Both of these figures represent notable increases from results tallied in previous Pew surveys.
For more information, go to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/solutions/collateral/ns341/ns525/ns537/ns705/ns827/white_paper_c11-481360_ns827_Networking_Solutions_White_Paper.html
See also http://pewresearch.org/pubs/2006/internet-online-phone-call-skype-vonage