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Cisco has emitted its latest Visual Networking Index, a global study of how much data passes through the world's wires. Your correspondent feels it is best to take these big global studies with a pinch of salt: it's hardly in Cisco's interests to tell us all that global network traffic is slowing and there's no need to …

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Anonymous Coward

What would we do without the Internet?

How on earth did we survived before it?

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Anonymous Coward

What would we do without the Internet?

Substantially less procrastinating and masturbating.

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Really?

"world made 1.8 zettabytes of data in 2011"

Home much of that is duplicated web site access or bittorrent data? And how much of the apparently 'unique' data transfers are actually the same but with DRM (and hence uncachable at ISP nodes) like Spotify's traffic?

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Heaven help us!

"WiFi enabled devices connected to fixed broadband connections will become responsible for more than half of all internet traffic.... "Eight billion devices, including mobile devices, will be Ipv6-capable in 2016."

Heaven help us.

I expect it will by keeping the world's population stable as mobile texters and iPhone users succumb to traffic accidents whilst yapping and texting.

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1.8 Zettabytes

Great Scott!

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Re: 1.8 Zettabytes

Almost as much RAM as Windows 10 with office 2015 will need

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Childcatcher

Zit bytes?

Did I read this correctly? Zettabytes or zit bites. PFY will be impressed.

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