Here’s what our web addiction looks like in 2016

We’re on pace to send 1.3 zettabytes of data in 2016, about 4 times more than we send today according to data out from Cisco. To put that in perspective, that’s more than 38 million DVDs sent per hour. It’s a 1 followed by 21 zeros.

AT&T’s data traffic is actually doubling annually

AT&T is now claiming that its mobile data traffic is doubling every year, rather than increasing at a more modest 40 percent annual rate. The distinction is important because the faster AT&T’s networks become overloaded the more pressure it faces to find more spectrum.

The wireless industry swallows the Wi-Fi pill

At this year’s Mobile World Congress, you would expect LTE to hog the spotlight, but LTE might find itself overshadowed by a less sexy technology: Wi-Fi. As telecom vendors prep their new porfolios for MWC in two weeks, there is a preponderance of Wi-Fi products.

Despite critics, Cisco stands by its data deluge

Cisco Systems’ oft-cited Visual Networking Index of the world’s projected mobile data consumption fell under some criticism this year as some operators’ rapid growth seemed to peter off, but Cisco isn’t changing its forecasts. Rather, it is revising them upward, predicting even greater traffic growth.

Wi-Fi to Overtake Wired Network Traffic by 2015

Wi-Fi will reign supreme by 2015, for the first time causing more worldwide IP traffic than wired devices, according to new data from Cisco. However, mobile network operators aren’t off the hook just yet: Their networks will see data consumption grow 26-fold from 2010 to 2015.

Video Tops P2P Filesharing Traffic: Cisco

Content providers may have finally found a way to battle peer-to-peer file sharing, by making their content easily available online. According to Cisco’s latest Visual Networking Index, video accounts for more than one-quarter of all network traffic worldwide, topping P2P traffic for the first time.

The Zettabyte Era Is Getting Closer

Cisco is forecasting a fourfold increase in traffic traversing the Internet by 2014. At that time it estimates traffic on the web will reach 63.9 exabytes per month — or more than 3/4 of a Zettabyte — according to its annual Visual Networking Index.