The size and growth rate of the {Internet}

  • Coffman K
  • Odlyzko A
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Abstract

The public Internet is currently far smaller, in both capacity
and traffic, than the switched voice network. The private line networks
are considerably larger in aggregate capacity than the Internet. They
are about as large as the voice network in the U.S., but carry less
traffic. On the other hand, the growth rate of traffic on the public
Internet, while lower than is often cited, is still about 100% per
year, much higher than for traffic on other networks. Hence, if present
growth trends continue, data traffic in the U.S. will overtake voice
traffic around the year 2002 and will be dominated by the Internet.

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  • Internet; growth; traffic

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  • K G Coffman

  • A M Odlyzko

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