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Global IP networks are supporting more users and devices/connections than ever before.

The ubiquitous nature of today's networks enables people and things to connect, share information, and consume content (largely video) over networks that are getting faster and more reliable.

By 2020, global Internet traffic will be 92 times greater than global Internet traffic in 2005.
By 2020, the gigabyte equivalent of all the movies ever made will cross global IP networks every 2 minutes.
Total Internet Users 2015 40% of global population
40 3.0 billion
52 4.1 billion
2020 52% of global population
TV Households 2015 82% of global households
82 1.7 billion
84 1.8 billion
2020 84% of global households
Business Internet Users 2015 65% of global workforce
65 2.2 billion
55 1.8 billion
2020 55% of global workforce
Mobile Users 2015 67% of global population
67 4.9 billion
72 5.6 billion
2020 72% of global population
Total Internet Users 2015 38% of APAC population
38 1.5 billion
53 2.2 billion
2020 53% of APAC population
TV Households 2015 84% of APAC households
84 915 million
85 980 million
2020 85% of APAC households
Business Internet Users 2015 48% of APAC workforce
48 895 million
60 1.2 billion
2020 60% of APAC workforce
Mobile Users 2015 67% of APAC population
67 2.7 billion
74 3.1 billion
2020 74% of APAC population
Total Internet Users 2015 89% of NA population
89 317 million
93 344 million
2020 93% of NA population
TV Households 2015 99% of NA households
99 133 million
99 138 million
2020 99% of NA households
Business Internet Users 2015 95% of NA workforce
95 166 million
96 172 million
2020 96% of NA workforce
Mobile Users 2015 86% of NA population
86 306 million
88 327 million
2020 88% of NA population
Total Internet Users 2015 45% of LATAM population
45 285 million
59 394 million
2020 59% of LATAM population
TV Households 2015 93% of LATAM households
93 170 million
94 185 million
2020 94% of LATAM households
Business Internet Users 2015 69% of LATAM workforce
69 200 million
79 247 million
2020 79% of LATAM workforce
Mobile Users 2015 76% of LATAM population
76 481 million
78 522 million
2020 78% of LATAM population
Total Internet Users 2015 81% of WE population
81 336 million
86 363 million
2020 86% of WE population
TV Households 2015 97% of WE households
97 176 million
96 179 million
2020 96% of WE households
Business Internet Users 2015 72% of WE workforce
72 142 million
75 148 million
2020 75% of WE workforce
Mobile Users 2015 90% of WE population
90 374 million
91 384 million
2020 91% of WE population
Total Internet Users 2015 54% of CEE population
54 261 million
67 329 million
2020 67% of CEE population
TV Households 2015 97% of CEE households
97 157 million
97 164 million
2020 97% of CEE households
Business Internet Users 2015 65% of CEE workforce
65 147 million
77 174 million
2020 77% of CEE workforce
Mobile Users 2015 72% of CEE population
72 352 million
73 360 million
2020 73% of CEE population
Total Internet Users 2015 18% of MEA population
18 267 million
27 445 million
2020 27% of MEA population
TV Households 2015 44% of MEA households
44 130 million
56 188 million
2020 56% of MEA households
Business Internet Users 2015 48% of MEA workforce
48 239 million
59 334 million
2020 59% of MEA workforce
Mobile Users 2015 49% of MEA population
49 709 million
54 879 million
2020 54% of MEA population
Running water in homes 2015 41% of global population
41 3.0 billion
45 3.5 billion
2020 45% of global population
Bank access 2015 57% of global population
57 4.2 billion
58 4.5 billion
2020 58% of global population
Owning automobiles 2015 36% of global population
36 2.6 billion
36 2.8 billion
2020 36% of global population
By 2020, there will be more than 26 billion global
IP networked devices/connections (up from 16.3 billion in 2015)
By 2020, there will be more than 12 billion
global M2M connections (up from 4.9 billion in 2015)
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By 2020, there will be more than 600 million
global wearables (up from 96.7 million in 2015)
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By 2020, there will be more than 3.1 billion
global Internet-enabled TVs (up from 1.8 million in 2015)
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By 2020, there will be more than 11.7 billion APAC
IP networked devices/connections (up from 7.5 billion in 2015)
By 2020, there will be more than 5 billion
M2M connections in APAC (up from 2.2 billion in 2015)
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By 2020, there will be more than 195 million
wearables in APAC (up from 30.4 million in 2015)
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By 2020, there will be more than 1.3 billion
APAC Internet-enabled TVs (up from 728 million in 2015)
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By 2020, there will be more than 4.5 billion NA
IP networked devices/connections (up from 2.6 billion in 2015)
By 2020, there will be more than 2.7 billion
M2M connections in NA (up from 1.0 billion in 2015)
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By 2020, there will be more than 181 million
wearables in NA (up from 38.6 million in 2015)
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By 2020, there will be more than 737 million
NA Internet-enabled TVs (up from 543 million in 2015)
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By 2020, there will be more than 2.0 billion LATAM
IP networked devices/connections (up from 1.3 billion in 2015)
By 2020, there will be more than 646 million
M2M connections in LATAM (up from 263.6 million in 2015)
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By 2020, there will be more than 26 million
wearables in LATAM (up from 1.8 million in 2015)
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By 2020, there will be more than 284 million
LATAM Internet-enabled TVs (up from 105 million in 2015)
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By 2020, there will be more than 3.7 billion WE
IP networked devices/connections (up from 2.1 billion in 2015)
By 2020, there will be more than 2 billion
M2M connections in WE (up from 853 million in 2015)
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By 2020, there will be more than 128 million
wearables in WE (up from 16.7 million in 2015)
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By 2020, there will be more than 527 million
WE Internet-enabled TVs (up from 311 million in 2015)
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By 2020, there will be more than 1.9 billion CEE
IP networked devices/connections (up from 1.2 billion in 2015)
By 2020, there will be more than 909 million
M2M connections in CEE (up from 348 million in 2015)
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By 2020, there will be more than 46 million
wearables in CEE (up from 5 million in 2015)
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By 2020, there will be more than 211 million
CEE Internet-enabled TVs (up from 87 million in 2015)
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By 2020, there will be more than 2.4 billion MEA
IP networked devices/connections (up from 1.6 billion in 2015)
By 2020, there will be more than 536 million
M2M connections in MEA (up from 200 million in 2015)
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By 2020, there will be more than 25 million
wearables in MEA (up from 4.1 million in 2015)
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By 2020, there will be more than 84 million
MEA Internet-enabled TVs (up from 32.3 million in 2015)
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By 2020, nearly 48% of global devices/connections will be IPv6 capable (up from 23% in 2015)

By 2020, there will be 3.4 global devices/connections per capita (up from 2.2 in 2015)

By 2020, nearly 47% of APAC devices/connections will be IPv6 capable (up from 22% in 2015)

By 2020, there will be 2.8 devices/connections per capita in APAC (up from 1.9 in 2015)

By 2020, nearly 45% of NA devices/connections will be IPv6 capable (up from 22% in 2015)

By 2020, there will be 12.2 devices/connections per capita in NA (up from 2.2 in 2015)

By 2020, more than 55% of LATAM devices/connections will be IPv6 capable (up from 28% in 2015)

By 2020, there will be 3 devices/connections per capita in LATAM (up from 2.2 in 2015)

By 2020, more than 50% of WE devices/connections will be IPv6 capable (up from 30% in 2015)

By 2020, there will be 8.9 devices/connections per capita in WE (up from 2.2 in 2015)

By 2020, nearly 52% of CEE devices/connections will be IPv6 capable (up from 28% in 2015)

By 2020, there will be 4 devices/connections per capita in CEE (up from 2.5 in 2015)

By 2020, more than 47% of IMEA devices/connections will be IPv6 capable (up from 22% in 2015)

By 2020, there will be 2.8 devices/connections per capita in MEA (up from 1.1 in 2015)

By 2020, 66% of global IP traffic will
come from wireless access technologies,
up from 48% in 2015
By 2020, 16% of global IP traffic
will come from mobile (cellular)
connections, up from 6% in 2015
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By 2020, 50% of global IP traffic
will come from Wi-Fi connections,
up from 42% in 2015
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By 2020, 34% of global IP traffic
will come from wired connections,
down from 52% in 2015
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By 2020, 65% of APAC IP traffic will
come from wireless access technologies,
up from 45% in 2015
By 2020, 20% of APAC IP traffic
will come from mobile (cellular)
connections, up from 6% in 2015
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By 2020, 45% of APAC IP traffic
will come from Wi-Fi connections,
up from 39% in 2015
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By 2020, 35% of APAC IP traffic
will come from wired connections,
down from 55% in 2015
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By 2020, 55% of NA IP traffic will
come from wireless access technologies,
up from 39% in 2015
By 2020, 6% of NA IP traffic
will come from mobile (cellular)
connections, up from 2% in 2015
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By 2020, 49% of NA IP traffic
will come from Wi-Fi connections,
up from 37% in 2015
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By 2020, 45% of NA IP traffic
will come from wired connections,
down from 61% in 2015
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By 2020, 71% of LATAM IP traffic will
come from wireless access technologies,
up from 63% in 2015
By 2020, 18% of LATAM IP traffic
will come from mobile (cellular)
connections, up from 6% in 2015
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By 2020, 53% of LATAM IP traffic
will come from Wi-Fi connections,
down from 57% in 2015
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By 2020, 29% of LATAM IP traffic
will come from wired connections,
down from 37% in 2015
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By 2020, 67% of WE IP traffic will
come from wireless access technologies,
up from 51% in 2015
By 2020, 10% of WE IP traffic
will come from mobile (cellular)
connections, up from 4% in 2015
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By 2020, 57% of WE IP traffic
will come from Wi-Fi connections,
up from 47% in 2015
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By 2020, 33% of WE IP traffic
will come from wired connections,
down from 49% in 2015
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By 2020, 87% of CEE IP traffic will
come from wireless access technologies,
up from 70% in 2015
By 2020, 26% of CEE IP traffic
will come from mobile (cellular)
connections, up from 10% in 2015
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By 2020, 60% of CEE IP traffic
will come from Wi-Fi connections,
equal from 60% in 2015
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By 2020, 14% of CEE IP traffic
will come from wired connections,
down from 30% in 2015
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By 2020, 90% of MEA IP traffic will
come from wireless access technologies,
up from 72% in 2015
By 2020, 40% of MEA IP traffic
will come from mobile (cellular)
connections, up from 15% in 2015
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By 2020, 50% of MEA IP traffic
will come from Wi-Fi connections,
down from 57% in 2015
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By 2020, 10% of MEA IP traffic
will come from wired connections,
down from 28% in 2015
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Globally, average cellular speeds will increase 3.2-fold from 2.0 Mbps (2015) to 6.5 Mbps (2020)

Globally, average Wi-Fi speeds will increase 1.9-fold from 12.5 Mbps (2015) to 24.0 Mbps (2020)

Globally, average fixed broadband speeds will increase 1.9-fold from 24.7 Mbps (2015) to 47.7 Mbps (2020)

In APAC, average cellular speeds will increase 3.6-fold from 2.4 Mbps (2015) to 8.6 Mbps (2020)

In APAC, average Wi-Fi speeds will increase 2.2-fold from 11.4 Mbps (2015) to 25.0 Mbps (2020)

In APAC, average fixed broadband speeds will increase 1.8-fold from 28.1 Mbps (2015) to 51.3 Mbps (2020)

In NA, average cellular speeds will increase 2.6-fold from 5.9 Mbps (2015) to 15.3 Mbps (2020)

In NA, average Wi-Fi speeds will increase 2.0-fold from 17.4 Mbps (2015) to 35.0 Mbps (2020)

In NA, average fixed broadband speeds will increase 2.0-fold from 25.4 Mbps (2015) to 51.4 Mbps (2020)

In LATAM, average cellular speeds will increase 3.3-fold from 1.5 Mbps (2015) to 4.9 Mbps (2020)

In LATAM, average Wi-Fi speeds will increase 1.8-fold from 5.9 Mbps (2015) to 11.0 Mbps (2020)

In LATAM, average fixed broadband speeds will increase 2.3-fold from 7.6 Mbps (2015) to 17.8 Mbps (2020)

In WE, average cellular speeds will increase 3.4-fold from 4.1 Mbps (2015) to 14.1 Mbps (2020)

In WE, average Wi-Fi speeds will increase 1.8-fold from 13.9 Mbps (2015) to 25.0 Mbps (2020)

In WE, average fixed broadband speeds will increase 2.2-fold from 22.8 Mbps (2015) to 50.1 Mbps (2020)

In CEE, average cellular speeds will increase 4.6-fold from 2.3 Mbps (2015) to 10.6 Mbps (2020)

In CEE, average Wi-Fi speeds will increase 1.9-fold from 13.4 Mbps (2015) to 25.0 Mbps (2020)

In CEE, average fixed broadband speeds will increase 1.8-fold from 25.3 Mbps (2015) to 46.3 Mbps (2020)

In MEA, average cellular speeds will increase 5-fold from 0.8 Mbps (2015) to 4.8 Mbps (2020)

In MEA, average Wi-Fi speeds will increase 1.6-fold from 4.4 Mbps (2015) to 7.0 Mbps (2020)

In MEA, average fixed broadband speeds will increase 2.4-fold from 7.0 Mbps (2015) to 16.5 Mbps (2020)

2015 Global Internet Traffic by Application

13 13% File Sharing
24 24% Web/Data
63 63% Internet Video

2020 Global Internet Traffic by Application

4 4% File Sharing
17 17% Web/Data
79 79% Internet Video
Video Content
2015
47 47% SD
51 51% HD
2 2% UHD

2020
18 18% SD
66 66% HD
16 16% UHD

2015 APAC Internet Traffic by Application

15 15% File Sharing
23 23% Web/Data
62 62% Internet Video

2020 APAC Internet Traffic by Application

4 4% File Sharing
17 17% Web/Data
79 79% Internet Video
Video Content
2015
50 50% SD
47 47% HD
3 3% UHD

2020
18 18% SD
69 69% HD
13 13% UHD

2015 NA Internet Traffic by Application

7 7% File Sharing
22 22% Web/Data
71 71% Internet Video

2020 NA Internet Traffic by Application

4 4% File Sharing
15 15% Web/Data
81 81% Internet Video
Video Content
2015
37 37% SD
60 60% HD
3 3% UHD

2020
6 6% SD
68 68% HD
26 26% UHD

2015 LATAM Internet Traffic by Application

16 16% File Sharing
22 22% Web/Data
62 62% Internet Video

2020 LATAM Internet Traffic by Application

5 5% File Sharing
15 15% Web/Data
80 80% Internet Video
Video Content
2015
72 72% SD
28 28% HD
0 0% UHD

2020
43 43% SD
52 52% HD
5 5% UHD

2015 WE Internet Traffic by Application

15 15% File Sharing
24 24% Web/Data
61 61% Internet Video

2020 WE Internet Traffic by Application

6 6% File Sharing
14 14% Web/Data
80 80% Internet Video
Video Content
2015
45 45% SD
53 53% HD
2 2% UHD

2020
13 13% SD
71 71% HD
16 16% UHD

2015 CEE Internet Traffic by Application

21 21% File Sharing
27 27% Web/Data
52 52% Internet Video

2020 CEE Internet Traffic by Application

4 4% File Sharing
22 22% Web/Data
74 74% Internet Video
Video Content
2015
47 47% SD
52 52% HD
1 1% UHD

2020
17 17% SD
73 73% HD
10 10% UHD

2015 MEA Internet Traffic by Application

8 8% File Sharing
31 31% Web/Data
59 59% Internet Video

2020 MEA Internet Traffic by Application

1 1% File Sharing
20 20% Web/Data
79 79% Internet Video
Video Content
2015
82 82% SD
18 18% HD
0 0% UHD

2020
58 58% SD
39 39% HD
3 3% UHD
Globally, IP traffic will grow 3-fold from
2015 to 2020, reaching an annual run rate
of 2.3 Zettabytes by 2020 (up from 870
Exabytes in 2015).
Globally, the average Internet user will
generate 44.1 Gigabytes of traffic per
month by 2020 (up from 18.9 Gigabytes
in 2015).
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Globally, the average Internet household will
generate 117.8 Gigabytes of traffic
per month by 2020 (up from 49.2 Gigabytes
in 2015).
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Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks
can represent up to 10% of a country's
total Internet traffic while they are occurring.
DDoS attacks account for over 5% of all monthly
gaming-related traffic and over 30% of gaming
traffic while they are occurring.
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In APAC, IP traffic will grow 3-fold from
2015 to 2020, reaching an annual run rate
of 814 Exabytes by 2020 (up from 298
Exabytes in 2015).
In APAC, the average Internet user will
generate 29.8 Gigabytes of traffic per
month by 2020 (up from 13.3 Gigabytes
in 2015).
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In APAC, the average Internet household will
generate 83.7 Gigabytes of traffic
per month by 2020 (up from 36.3 Gigabytes
in 2015).
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Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks
can represent up to 10% of a country's
total Internet traffic while they are occurring.
DDoS attacks account for over 5% of all monthly
gaming-related traffic and over 30% of gaming
traffic while they are occurring.
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In NA, IP traffic will grow 2-fold from
2015 to 2020, reaching an annual run rate
of 709 Exabytes by 2020 (up from 297
Exabytes in 2015).
In NA, the average Internet user will
generate 114.4 Gigabytes of traffic per
month by 2020 (up from 47.7 Gigabytes
in 2015).
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In NA, the average Internet household will
generate 277.7 Gigabytes of traffic
per month by 2020 (up from 115.1 Gigabytes
in 2015).
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Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks
can represent up to 10% of a country's
total Internet traffic while they are occurring.
DDoS attacks account for over 5% of all monthly
gaming-related traffic and over 30% of gaming
traffic while they are occurring.
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In LATAM, IP traffic will grow 3-fold from
2015 to 2020, reaching an annual run rate
of 139 Exabytes by 2020 (up from 54
Exabytes in 2015).
In LATAM, the average Internet user will
generate 28 Gigabytes of traffic per
month by 2020 (up from 14.5 Gigabytes
in 2015).
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In LATAM, the average Internet household will
generate 83.3 Gigabytes of traffic
per month by 2020 (up from 43.3 Gigabytes
in 2015).
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Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks
can represent up to 10% of a country's
total Internet traffic while they are occurring.
DDoS attacks account for over 5% of all monthly
gaming-related traffic and over 30% of gaming
traffic while they are occurring.
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In WE, IP traffic will grow 2-fold from
2015 to 2020, reaching an annual run rate
of 335 Exabytes by 2020 (up from 136
Exabytes in 2015).
In WE, the average Internet user will
generate 55.1 Gigabytes of traffic per
month by 2020 (up from 23.3 Gigabytes
in 2015).
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In WE, the average Internet household will
generate 114.7 Gigabytes of traffic
per month by 2020 (up from 48.7 Gigabytes
in 2015).
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Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks
can represent up to 10% of a country's
total Internet traffic while they are occurring.
DDoS attacks account for over 5% of all monthly
gaming-related traffic and over 30% of gaming
traffic while they are occurring.
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In CEE, IP traffic will grow 3-fold from
2015 to 2020, reaching an annual run rate
of 204 Exabytes by 2020 (up from 62.5
Exabytes in 2015).
In CEE, the average Internet user will
generate 37.6 Gigabytes of traffic per
month by 2020 (up from 14.4 Gigabytes
in 2015).
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In CEE, the average Internet household will
generate 99.7 Gigabytes of traffic
per month by 2020 (up from 37.7 Gigabytes
in 2015).
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Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks
can represent up to 10% of a country's
total Internet traffic while they are occurring.
DDoS attacks account for over 5% of all monthly
gaming-related traffic and over 30% of gaming
traffic while they are occurring.
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In MEA, IP traffic will grow 6-fold from
2015 to 2020, reaching an annual run rate
of 130 Exabytes by 2020 (up from 23
Exabytes in 2015).
In MEA, the average Internet user will
generate 29.2 Gigabytes of traffic per
month by 2020 (up from 7.1 Gigabytes
in 2015).
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In MEA, the average Internet household will
generate 116.4 Gigabytes of traffic
per month by 2020 (up from 25.5 Gigabytes
in 2015).
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Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks
can represent up to 10% of a country's
total Internet traffic while they are occurring.
DDoS attacks account for over 5% of all monthly
gaming-related traffic and over 30% of gaming
traffic while they are occurring.
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