2021 looks like it will be a very good year if this forecast is on the money. CISCO’s Complete Visual Networking Index (VNI) forecasts the following for global IP traffic growth for mobile and fixed networks by 2021.
- Global internet users will increase to 4.6 billion. See the white paper, VNA Forecast and Methodology, 2016-2021
- There will be 27.1 billion networked devices and connections. See the infographic, 2017 Cisco Complete VNI Forecast
- 82% of all IP traffic will be video. See the white paper, The Zettabyte Era
H/T to The Tech World Is Convinced 2021 Is Going to Be the Best Year Ever by Rachel Metz, MIT Technology Review, July 26, 2017. — Joe