India has fastest Internet growth and expected to have 348 Million Net Users by 2017
CISCO Claims that India will have fastest internet traffic growth globally and would have 348 million net users by the year 2017.
According to (2012- 2017) forecast by Cisco Visuals Networking Index (VNI) Internet traffic in India will reach 2.5 exabytes per month in 2017, up from 393 petabytes per month in 2012. 1 Exabyte equals 1 million terabytes.
By 2017 Globally Internet users will swell to 3.6 billion, which will be more than 48 per cent of the world’s projected population of 7.6 billion. In the year 2012, Worldwide Internet Users stood at 2.3 billion against a population of 7.2 billion, according to VNI.
On Internet traffic in India, VNI said, IP (Internet Protocol) traffic will grow 6-fold from 2012 to 2017 in India, a compound annual growth rate of 44 per cent.
“In India, IP traffic will reach 2.8 exabytes per month in 2017, up from 454 petabytes per month in 2012,”.
Internet video users will skyrocket to 113 million (excluding mobile-only) in 2017 from 16 million in 2012.
“In 2012, in India, non-PC accounted for 10 per cent of the IP traffic, but by 2017, the non-PC share will grow to 53 per cent,” .
Portable devices like smart phones and tablets will contribute 40 per cent to IP traffic in 2017 from 3 per cent in 2012. TV’s share will be 10 % and machine-to-machine (M2M) modules will contribute 3 %.