This proliferation of smartphone devices can propel India’s per capita data consumption to almost fourteen gigabytes (14 GB) by 2022 from 2.4 GB in 2017, as reported in Cisco’s latest “Visual Networking Index” report.
“The smartphone data consumption can increase by 5 times in Asian country by 2022 — that reinforce the dominance of smartphones as the communications hub for social media, video consumption, communications, and business applications, and traditional voice,” Sanjay Kaul, President, Asia-Pacific and Japan, Service Provider Business, Cisco, as per recently made statement.
The Internet is made of thousands of public and personal networks around the world. And since it came to life in 1984, over 4.7 zettabytes of IP traffic have flowed across it.
One zettabyte is almost equal to 1000 exabytes, a billion terabytes, or a trillion gigabytes.
In an Asian country like India alone, IP networks carried 108 petabytes of information per day in 2017 and are expected to reach 646 petabytes per day by 2022.
This is primarily driven by the expansion in the user base of smartphones, as mentioned in the report.
By 2022, smartphones may account for forty-four percent of total net traffic, up from eighteen percent in 2017.
In 2018, PCs accounted for forty-one percentage of total IP traffic, however by 2022 PCs will account for not more than nineteen percent of IP traffic, the analysis report showed.
As per report, huge traffic will be created in 2022 than in the last 32 years since the Internet came into existence, the report also specifically added that India will be the growth driver for this with the total number of Internet users reaching 840 million (60 percent of the population) by 2022 from 357 million (27 percent of the population) in 2017.
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