15 billion network-connected devices, 7.5 billion people
September 7, 2011
- network-connected devices will number 15 billion, outpacing the human population by a factor of two to one
- one million minutes of Internet video will be transmitted every second
- the total amount of global Internet traffic will quadruple by 2015 to 966 exabytes per year.
- the projected traffic increase alone between 2014 and 2015 is 200 exabytes, more than the total amount of Internet Protocol traffic generated globally in 2010
- Canada’s IP traffic in 2015 will be equivalent to 7 billion DVDs per year, 542 million DVDs per month or 742,898 DVDs per hour
- in 2015, the gigabyte equivalent of all movies ever made will cross Canada’s IP networks every three hours
- Canadian mobile data traffic will grow three times faster than Canadian fixed IP traffic from 2010 to 2015
- the Asia Pacific region will generate the most IP traffic (24.1 exabytes per month), surpassing last year’s leader, North America (22.3 exabytes per month), for the top spot.
- An increasing number of devices: The proliferation of tablets, mobile phones, connected appliances and other smart machines is driving up the demand for connectivity.
- More Internet users: By 2015, there will be nearly three billion Internet users—more than 40 per cent of the world’s projected population.
- Faster broadband speed: The average fixed broadband speed is expected to increase four-fold, from 7 megabits per second in 2010 to 28 Mbps in 2015. The average broadband speed has already doubled within the past year from 3.5 Mbps to 7 Mbps.
- More video: By 2015, one million video minutes—the equivalent of 674 days—will traverse the Internet every second.