Bruce P. Mehlman
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Total annual MB of data traffic exceeded 866.7 billion MB, up 123% from 388 billion MB in 2010
Austria has more access to capacity than Africa
At mid-year 2010, the country of Austria–with a population of just over eight million, had access to more international Internet capacity than the billion inhabitants of Africa, combined.
Western Europe international traffic increased more than US and Canada
Western European international Internet traffic increased 66%, and the US and Canada’s international Internet traffic climbed 54%.
International Internet traffic grew 62% in 2010
New data from TeleGeography’s Global Internet Geography study reveal that international Internet traffic grew 62% in 2010. While down slightly from the 74% growth recorded in 2009, it is well in line with previous years.
189m mobile-broadband connections generating on average 175 megabytes of traffic per month
At the end of 2008 there were 189m mobile-broadband connections, generating on average 175 megabytes of traffic per month, according to Bernstein Research.
In 2008…Americans consumed over 3,600 exabytes of information, or an average of 34 gigabytes per person per day
In 2008, according to a new UC-San Diego study, Americans consumed over 3,600 exabytes of information, or an average of 34 gigabytes per person per day.
Peak traffic is currently (2009) 37% of total available bandwidth on the 20 highest capacity U.S. routes.
An OC-3 line is capable of transmitting 155 mbps while an OC-48 can transmit 2.48 gbps.
First, there are relatively few users sharing the capacity of a wireless connection in a rural or remote area so speeds to individual users could be higher than in larger cities.
Second, remote areas often have more spectrum available for use than busier metropolitan areas (23).
A report published in December by telecommunications research firm Telegeography noted that rapid growth in Internet capacity around the world over the last decade has led to a diminished role for the United States as an Internet hub, with dramatic shifts in the amount of traffic that passes through the United States from other continents.