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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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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    What would we do without the Internet?

    How on earth did we survived before it?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      What would we do without the Internet?

      Substantially less procrastinating and masturbating.

  2. Paul Crawford Silver badge

    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?

  3. Graham Wilson
    Flame

    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.

  4. Crisp Silver badge

    1.8 Zettabytes

    Great Scott!

    1. micheal
      Joke

      Re: 1.8 Zettabytes

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

  5. Mips
    Childcatcher

    Zit bytes?

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

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