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Cisco Annual Internet Report

Internet adoption and network performance

The Cisco Annual Internet Report forecasts global Internet adoption, device/connection proliferation and network performance. By the year 2023…


There will be 5.3 billion global Internet users.

3.6 Per capita

There will be 3.6 global devices and connections per capita.


The average global fixed broadband speed will be 110 Mbps.

Executive summaries for digital transformation

The Cisco Annual Internet Report provides organizations of all kinds with technology and business insights that are designed to support your networking objectives and strategic goals.


Enterprise, commercial, and consumer applications can all be re-imagined with the appropriate infrastructure and the right partner to help you architect your purpose-built solution.


Proven innovations like software-defined networking, intelligent network edge enhancements, and unified domain controls and policies can help you achieve greater IT efficiency, consistency, and service quality.


Cybersecurity should be a top priority for everyone. You need the actionable insights and scalable solutions to secure your employees’ devices, IoT connections, infrastructure, and proprietary data.


Today’s digital transformation requires more distributed and intelligent edge network capabilities with constantly evolving security.

Highlights Tool

See global, regional and country-level level highlights from the Cisco Annual Internet Report. Forecast data covers Internet users, devices and connections, and network performance.

Internet readiness tool

Explore details on regional and country-level Internet readiness based on network performance indicators: download and upload speeds in megabytes per second (Mbps) and latency in milliseconds (ms).


Cisco Annual Internet Report insight series

Learn about the scope and strategic relevance of the report with Cisco SVP/CTO Roland Acra.

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