Here’s an excerpt from an interesting article that was brought to my attention just a few moments ago, speaking about how explosive the growth of the internet and connectivity has been in the region over the past few years, as well as a forecast for the upcoming years.
Cisco Sees Increase in Regional Connectivity
Middle East and Africa is set to be the fastest-growing Internet Protocol-traffic region in the world with a projected Compound Annual Growth Rate of 52% by 2015, Cisco has said in a report. There will be about 1.3bn networked devices in the Middle East and Africa by 2015, Cisco said while globally, the number of networked devices will be more than 15bn, twice the world’s population, by 2015. In the fifth annual Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2010-2015), the networking major also said the total amount of global Internet traffic would quadruple by 2015 and reach 966 ‘exabytes’ (million terabytes) per year… [Read More]
Very interesting statistics and numbers, considering that Lebanon is in this state as we speak… I wonder what those numbers would be like had Lebanon not been considered in the calculations? 😛