".....The changes in our digital environment are stunning. According to the research firm Telegeography, global Internet capacity has reached 77 Tbps, more than doubling between 2010 and 2012. A lot of this growth is driven by the popularity of social media and high-bandwidth apps such as video.
In her latest Internet Trends presentation, the tech guru Mary Meeker highlighted that there are now more than 1.1 billion active Facebook users globally who upload 350 million photos daily, and 68% of those users log on regularly on their mobile. Meeker also noted that in the second quarter of 2012, the proportion of Chinese Internet users accessing the web via their mobile device surpassed those using a PC for the first time.
In tandem with the global growth of mobile and social apps, we are starting to see the emergence of so-called wearable tech. With Cisco predicting that there will be more than 50 billion connected devices in the world by 2020, how can we ensure that the global connectivity infrastructure can cope under this strain?
And this doesn’t even take into consideration what happens when people start using the Internet in transformative new ways, as is happening with the Internet of Things (IoT), which is finally beginning to manifest....."
From Tata Communications.
Following on from my previous post, are networks ready for the opportunity (both in terms of network capacity, and strategic thinking?)