More people are going online every year. TeleGeography’s Internet Geography study shows that international Web traffic increased by 62 percent in 2010. Although less than the 74 percent spike in activity seen in 2009, it’s consistent with the positive growth the past few years have seen.
Traffic grew the fastest in developing markets like Eastern Europe, India, and South Asia. Traffic increased in these regions by more than 100 percent, while growth in the Middle East was just under that rate.
Growth, however, is not limited to newer markets. The U.S. and Canada had 54 percent growth. But a disparity in the amount of available bandwidth exists between these mature markets and the countries where the Internet is a newer frontier. According to the study, international carriers added 13.2 terabytes per second of capacity in 2010, compared to 9.4 Tbps in 2009.
Via PC Mag