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CISCO has published its latest forecasts as part of the Cisco ® Visual Networking Index (VNI), an ongoing initiative to track and forecast the impact of visual networking applications. In this post we doa small summary of the data revealed in thisshocking report.

An overwhelming growth of mobile traffic.

According to Cisco report, busy-hour Internet traffic increased 32% in 2013, compared with 25% growth in average traffic. Busy-hour Internet traffic will reach 1.0 petabits per second (Pbps) by 2018, the equivalent of 335 million people streaming a high-definition (HD) video continuously.

Traffic from wireless and mobile devices will exceed traffic from wired devices by 2018.By 2018, wired devices will account for 39% of IP traffic, while Wi-Fi and mobile devices will account for 61% of IP traffic. In 2013, wired devices accounted for the majority of IP traffic at 56%.

Globally, Internet traffic will reach 14 GB per capita by 2018, up from 5GB per capita in 2013.

Globally, mobile data traffic will increase 11-fold between 2013 and 2018. Mobile data traffic will grow at a CAGR of 61 percent between 2013 and 2018, reaching 15.9 exabytes per month by 2018. Global mobile data traffic will grow three times faster than fixed IP traffic from 2013 to 2018. Global mobile data traffic was 3 percent of total IP traffic in 2013, and will be 12 percent of total IP traffic by 2018.

Some number about online video traffic.

Globally IP traffic will be 79% of all consumer Internet traffic in 2018, up from 66% in 2013. This percentage does not include video exchanged through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing. The sum of all forms of video (TV, video on demand, Internet and P2P) will be in the range of 80 to 90 percent of global consumer traffic by 2018.

Internet video to TV doubléd in 2013. Internet video to TV will continue to grow at a rapid pace, increasing fourfold by 2018.

Consumer VoD traffic will doublé by 2018. The amount of VoD traffic by 2018 will be equivalent to 6 billion DVDs per month.

Content delivery network traffic will deliver over half of all internet video traffic by 2018.

You can read the full CISCO report here.