Historical Internet Traffic GrowthBecause of the distributed nature of the Internet, there is no single point of measurement for total Internet traffic. Internet traffic data from public peering points can give an indication of Internet volume and growth, but these figures exclude traffic that remains within a single service provider's network as well as traffic that crosses private peering points. Aggregating from multiple sources and applying usage and bitrate assumptions, Cisco
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, a major network systems company, has published the following historical IP and Internet traffic figures:
|Year||Global IP Traffic (PB/month)||Global Internet Traffic (PB/month)|
The following table shows the amount of backbone
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traffic in the United States
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- "The Size and Growth Rate of the Internet" at First MondayFirst Monday (journal)First Monday is an open-access electronic peer-reviewed scientific journal for articles about the Internet.-Publication:First Monday is sponsored and hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago...
- Network Overview /// Internet Traffic Report
- Network Overview /// Internet Pulse