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The top Internet and traffic trends you'll see by 2022

by Stephanie Chan

The top Internet and traffic trends you'll see by 2022

What global Internet traffic might look like in the next four years.

Cisco's VNI Forecast for 2017-2022 reveals expert projections of how the Internet will look in the next four years. There are some amazing things to look forward to as more devices become connected and Internet traffic continues to grow. If we look just three years ahead, the projected annual IP traffic increase between 2021 and 2022 is 923 exabytes, which is incredible to think about when you know that one exabyte equals one quintillion bytes. And the projected figure for 2022 is more than 2 times the global IP traffic generated in 2012 (437 exabytes)! To learn more quick facts, see below, and for the complete VNI Forecast, check here