Online Video Will Be More Popular than Facebook and Twitter by 2017

If you haven’t seen the latest data, here it is — view it on the respected technology blogsite, GigaOM

The key points from this article are:

  • Online video will account for 69 percent of consumer internet traffic by 2017 (up from 57 percent in 2012).
  • Mobile video will grow 16-fold from 2012 to 2017, and account for 66 percent of all mobile data traffic during that year.
  • Internet-to-TV streaming will grow from 1.3 exabytes per month in 2012 to 6.5 exabytes per month in 2017.
  • The number of web-enabled TVs in consumer’s homes will grow from close to 180 million in 2012 to 827 million in 2017.

The supporting data here is provided by Cisco Systems as part of their ongoing effort to forecast and analyze the growth and use of IP networks worldwide.