The Zettabyte Era: Here to Stay

In this rather extensive “infographic-style” article I will show you trends and explanations for the dawn of the Zettabyte era. Topics which will be touched upon include the Internet Galaxy, the absolute and demographical user growth of the Internet, China’s growing Internet economy, the Digital Divide, the raw quantity of data we are all consuming nowadays, zettabytes, upstream and downstream trends, bandwidth speed, use and trends of devices, and some rising stars.

Let us start our digital journey.

The Internet Galaxy

The Internet can be compared to the galaxy, in the sense that it keeps expanding. Nowadays there are over a billion websites and even more Facebook users (1.3 billion). Among the many already existing stars, what will be the Internet’s rising stars within the near future?

Graphically, the Internet Galaxy looks (somewhat) like this: