Within five years, Smart TVs will account for more UK internet traffic than PCs, according to Cisco’s latest Visual Networking Index.
The study predicts TVs will account for 38% of IP traffic by 2022, up from 31% in 2017 and while PCs will account for 28% of IP traffic by 2022, down from 51% in 2017.
“The size and complexity of the internet continues to grow in ways that many could not have imagined. Since we first started the VNI Forecast in 2005, traffic has increased 56-fold, amassing a 36 percent CAGR with more people, devices and applications accessing IP networks,” said Jonathan Davidson, senior vice president and general manager, Service Provider Business, Cisco. “Global service providers are focused on transforming their networks to better manage and route traffic, while delivering premium experiences. Our ongoing research helps us gain and share valuable insights into technology and architectural transitions our customers must make to succeed.”
Internet of Things and connected devices will increasingly become part of UK life, growing at an annual rate of 22%.
As demand on networks builds the gigabyte equivalent of all movies ever made will cross the UK IP networks every 26 minutes – the UK’s internet traffic will be equivalent to 37 billion films per year or 4 million films per hour.
Individually we will have 10 devices or connections each, up from 6 in 2017. Between us we will consume a monthly 200GB. The Global average by 2022 will be 3 devices.
By 2022, 60% of the global population will be internet users. More than 28 billion devices and connections will be online. And video will make up 82% of all IP traffic.