Amount of smart things on the Internet to increase several times by 2021
Cisco analysts have come to such a conclusion in their annual report on online trends.
They predict that the amount of connected smart devices will exceed the amount of personal devices (computers, tablets, smartphones) and reach 51% in four years.
It is the number of smart house devices that will increase initially. In five year, its quantity will raise from current 2.7 billion to 6 billion. Smart systems for shops, hospitals and factories will be also quite popular.
Besides, Cisco has examined online traffic flows, forecasting their changes depending on geographical location. The company calculates that traffic speed distributed through CDN networks should rise up to 70%. Truly speaking, not all people will be able to appreciate this fact but only citizens of regions with high CDN concentration: North America, Western Europe, and the Asian-Pacific Region. CDN share in the Near East and Africa will be 31%.