Bruce P. Mehlman
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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.
According to TeleGeography, Skype represents 8 percent of the international long-distance market.
According to TeleGeography, in 2009, international internet bandwidth increased 64%. In 2009, network operators added 9.4Tbps of new capacity—exceeding the 8.7Tbps in existence just two years earlier.
According to TeleGeography, since 2007, the annual growth rate of international Internet capacity has exceeded 60%.
According to new data from TeleGeography, broadband traffic growth in mature markets experienced rapid growth:
peak traffic volumes on international links connected to the US and Canada increased 59% in 2009.
According to new data from TeleGeography, international broadband traffic growth was fastest in emerging markets, such as Eastern Europe, South Asia, and the Middle East. Traffic from each of these regions grew well over 100% in 2009.
According to new data from TeleGeography, international broadband traffic growth accelerated to 79% in 2009, up from 61% in 2008.
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.
Internet traffic was up 53% between mid-2007 and mid-2008.
According to TeleGeography, international Internet traffic grew 53% between mid-2007 and mid-2008.