11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 07-17-2013

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

Business Connections There will be more than 1.9 million business Internet users by 2017, up from about 1.4 million in 2012.

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

A Well-Equipped World There will be nearly three networked devices for every person on earth in 2017. As of 2012, there were nearly two devices per person.

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

Fast Lane, Part I Global IP traffic will reach 1.4 zettabytes per year. As of 2009, all of the information contained in the World Wide Web equated to a half zettabyte.

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

Fast Lane, Part II Global data traffic will grow at a compound annual rate of 66% from 2012 to 2017, reaching 11.2 exabytes per month within that time frame.

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

Marathon Viewing Nearly 1 million minutes of video content will cross global IP networks every second in 2017.

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

Content Rules 51% of all Internet traffic will cross content-delivery networks in 2017, up from 34% in 2012.

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

Mobile Age 49% of consumer IP traffic will originate with non-PC devices by 2017, up from 26% last year.

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

Device Rankings for Projected Compounded Annual Growth Rate for Traffic up to 2017 Tablets: 104%Machine-to-machine modules: 82%Mobile phones: 79%Televisions: 24%,  PCs: 14%

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

Streaming Stampede Consumer Internet video traffic will account for 69% of all consumer Internet traffic in 2017, up from 57% last year.

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

That's Entertainment! The amount of video-on-demand traffic in 2017 will equal 6 billion DVDs per month.

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age

Routing Preferences 65% of all Internet video traffic will cross content delivery networks in 2017, up from 53% in 2012.

11 Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Digital Age