Report: Internet Traffic Expected to Triple by 2018
Faster broadband speeds, more users and more video viewing are expected to nearly triple the world's Internet traffic in five years, a new report projects.
The annual report by
The report, released Tuesday, also says video is expected to grow from 78 percent of current
Consumer groups and some businesses have criticized the proposed revisions, saying they would create "fast lanes" for companies that pay up and slower traffic for others.
Not all Internet traffic will be the same, according to the report. Internet-connected medical devices, for example, would have a different data profile than video streaming and a higher speed urgency.
Diminishing role for PCs
By 2018, the report forecasts, most Internet traffic "will originate from devices other than personal computers," with Wi-Fi overtaking wired devices and high-definition (HD) video surpassing standard definition.
Upon releasing its proposed "net neutrality" rules (http://www.fcc.gov/openinternet)
Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.
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