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Minnesota Internet Traffic Studies (MINTS)

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•Nov 17, 2009MINTS pages updated, many new reports, further slight slowdown in wireline traffic growth rate
•Mar 18, 2009Possible further slowdown in wireline traffic growth, continued (and possibly unsustainable) growth in wireless data traffic
•Feb 8, 2009MINTS pages updated to year-end 2008, some new reports

Current (year-end 2009) annual Internet traffic growth rates

Year-end 2009 monthly Internet traffic estimate
U.S.1,800-2,700 PB (PetaByte = 1015 bytes)
World7,500-12,000 PB (PetaByte = 1015 bytes)

Year-end 2009 estimates for monthly Internet traffic (GB per capita)
Western Europe5.0
Hong Kong22.5
South Korea30.0
Estimates for Australia and Hong Kong are based on official government statistics, while that of Japan is derived from cooperative ISP data collection in that country. In all cases, extrapolations were made to provide estimates for year-end 2009. Figures for other countries are based on snippets of information of varying degrees of reliability, as well as confidential reports by some service providers.

Traffic growth rates from publicly observed sites

See Data for more detailed information and Methodology for descriptions and definitions.