Cisco Says Internet Video to Explode
Internet traffic will increase fivefold over the next five years, driven in large part by a jump in the amount of video transmitted across the network, according to Cisco Systems (CSCO).
The finding highlights a study of the demand on communications networks between 2008 and 2013 that the computer-equipment maker plans to release Tuesday. Along with the study, Cisco is also releasing an application that lets people track how much bandwidth their day-to-day activities consume, and another one for iPhone and BlackBerry owners that tracks how fast the devices connect to the Internet from different locations.
By 2013, Cisco expect Internet traffic–in this case a broad category that includes delivery of content to televisions and mobile phone–to reach about 56 exabytes per month, up from about nine exabytes per month in 2008.