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Data volume of global consumer internet traffic from 2016 to 2021, by subsegment (in petabytes per month)

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Internet videoWeb, email and dataFile sharingOnline gaming
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The statistic shows a forecast for the trend in internet traffic from 2015 to 2020, by segment. In 2017, consumer data traffic in the online gaming segment is expected to amount to 189 petabytes per month, up from 82 petabytes in 2015.
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Release date
June 2017
Region
World
Survey time period
2016
Special properties
fixed and mobile
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*Forecast

Web, email, and data: Includes web, email, instant messaging, and other data traffic (excludes file sharing)

File sharing: Includes peer-to-peer traffic from all recognized P2P systems such as BitTorrent and eDonkey, as well as traffic from web-based file-sharing systems

Gaming: Includes casual online gaming, networked console gaming, and multiplayer virtual-world gaming

Internet video: Includes short-form Internet video (for example, YouTube), long-form Internet video (for example, Hulu), live Internet video, Internet-video-to-TV (for example, Netflix through Roku), online video purchases and rentals, webcam viewing, and web-based video monitoring (excludes P2P video file downloads)

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