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Global Internet traffic is expected to grow by 4 times in the next five years.

Asia is expected to surpass North America in the amount of Internet traffic passing over networks by 2015, according to a study released today by Cisco.

 

The company also predicts that the Middle East-Africa region will surpass Latin America as the fastest-growing in terms of Internet traffic.

The data comes from Cisco’s fifth annual Visual Networking Index (VNI) report, which the company uses in planning its business.

Overall, the company expects global Internet traffic to grow by 4 times in the next five years. At that point, the data equivalent of all movies ever made will be crossing the Internet every four minutes.

Here are the complete statistics by region, measured in petabytes — each petabyte is about 1 million GB.

By Geography (Petabytes per Month)

Region  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 %CAGR(2010-2015)
               
North America 6,998 9,947 12,978 16,116 18,848 22,274 26%
               
Western Europe  4,776 6,496 8,819 11,774 15,187 18,858 32%
               
Asia Pacific  5,363 7,309 9,834 13,322 18,015 24,112 35%
               
Japan  1,435 2,009 2,686 3,409 4,123 4,800 27%
               
Latin America   665 993 1,465 2,158 3,238 4,681 48%
               
Central Eastern   708 1,004 1,413 1,955 2,700 3,713 39%
Europe              
               
Middle East   253 366 550 802 1,235 2,019 52%
and Africa              

Via Business Insider

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