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IPv6 and Mobile Network Traffic Growing in the Zettabyte Era

May 30, 2013, 02:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

More traffic will traverse the Internet in 2017 than the total amount of traffic that Internet carried cumulatively from 1984 to 2012.

That's one of the top line forecasts being made today by Cisco in its 2013 Visual Networking Index report which examines the 2012 to 2017 time period. Cisco is pegging 2017 Internet traffic to come in at 1.4 zettabytes, while all traffic from 1984-2012 combined only totals 1.2 zettabytes.

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