Infographic: The number of internet users by 2020

In June 2016, Cisco released the complete Visual Networking Index Global IP Traffic Forecast, 2015-2020. The report predicts a dramatic rise in internet usage with over half the world's population coming online by 2020.
First published on August 04, 2016

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The report also found that by 2020:

  • Global internet traffic will be 92 times greater than in 2005
  • The gigabyte equivalent of all the movies ever made will cross global IP networks every two minutes
  • There will be more than 26 billion global IP networked devices or connections (up from 16.3 billion in 2015)
  • There will be more than 12 billion global M2M connections (up from 4.9 billion in 2015)
  • There will be more than 600 million global wearables (up from 96.7 million in 2015)
  • More than 3.1 billion global internet-enabled TVs (up from 1.8 billion in 2015)
  • 66% of global IP traffic will come from wireless access technologies (up from 48% in 2015)
  • 50% of global IP traffic will come from Wi-Fi connections (up from 42% in 2015)
  • IP traffic will grow three-fold from 2015-2020, reaching an annual run rate of 2.3 Zettanbytes (up from 870 Extabytes in 2015)
  • The average internet user will generate 44.1 gigabytes of traffic per month (up from 18.9 gigabytes in 2015)
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