This Cisco research study describes explosive growth in Internet traffic, where it is projected to triple by 2022

Cisco is predicting more IP traffic from 2017 to 2022 than in the history of the internet, and AWS and Lockheed Martin partnering to bring satellites down to Earth. In its latest Visual Networking Index, Cisco Systems said that within four years, more IP traffic will cross global networks than in all prior years combined, and that more traffic will be created in 2022 than in the 32 years since the internet started.

Cisco predicts that by 2022, 60 percent of the global population will be internet users, more than 28 billion devices and connections will be online, and video will make up 82 percent of all IP traffic. Cisco’s Visual Networking Index also predicts that within the five-year period from 2017 to 2022, global IP traffic will more than triple and global broadband, WiFi and mobile speeds will double or more. IP video traffic will quadruple by 2022, and gaming traffic is expected to grow nine-fold, representing 4 percent of overall IP traffic in 2022.