The amount of video content that will come across the network will be able to make 1 person spends around 5 million years to watch it.

Cisco has delivered the new report. In their report, the internet traffic will be loaded more with online video by 2019. They gave the most impressive number that the statistic in the U.S is coming in at 85%. We have witnessed before in the year of 2014 that the video content in the internet traffic world reaches a quite impressive number at 64% due to the ALS challenges and uncounted cat videos. Cisco also reported that this explosion of consumption will grow bigger over the next 4 years.

According to Cisco, by 2019, over the half of the planet will have access to the internet. The increase is not only coming from the popularity of OTT video, but also by the total population that will be connected by 2019.

The more impressive study reported is that the number of devices to access the internet will be 3 times as high as the global population itself.

The study done by Cisco is not just study. It is fully supported by other researchers. To support that study, IAB has confirmed that the more number of viewers than what ever happened are accessing online videos through their mobile devices. And we can’t deny that our daily consumption of digital social media is mostly taken from our beloved smartphones and tablets.


Cisco predicts that the internet traffic from wireless and mobile devices will rise up to 66% for the next 4 years. Not only that, here is the prediction on the future internet traffic due to online video:

1. Video content as the daily consumption of the global internet will increase up to 80% by 2019.
2. A person could take over 5 million years to watch the video that will cross global IP network in every month by 2019.
3. OTT streaming will grow rapidly and become daily consumption since 4K video will be the new standard for consumers.
4. By 2019, global IP traffic will reach 2 Zettabytes (100 trillion GB).
5. Internet traffic from wireless and mobile devices will increase to 66% by 2019,
6. Over a million minutes of video content will cross IP network every second.
7. Internet video to TV will increase 4 times bigger.
8. By 2019, the consumption of VoD from the audiences will double.


According to Cisco prediction, the internet video types such short-form content (i.e YouTube, Facebook), long-form (i.e. Hulu), Internet-to-TV (i.e Netflix), and even live streaming, online rentals, webcam views will dominate the internet video traffic in 2019.

To conclude, there is this calculation for the internet traffic by 2019: in every single month, the amount of video content that will come across the network will be able to make 1 person spends around 5 million years to watch it. Can you imagine how crowded it will be.