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Fixed network data traffic: worldwide trends and forecasts 2018–2024

Rupert Wood Research Director
William Nagy Research Analyst

"The monthly usage on some broadband networks is 300GB, and we expect that the usage per connection will reach 1TB in some countries by 2025."

Fixed traffic continues to grow steadily at a global level. 5G will create limited substitution effects. The trend towards all-IP delivery of video continues, and the substitution of broadcast continues to be the main driver of traffic growth.

This report provides:

  • 5-year forecasts of fixed data traffic for 8 global regions and 27 selected countries
  • analysis of the key trends in, and drivers and inhibitors of, data traffic
  • discussion of the commercial trends in TV that drive linear video online.

Geographical coverage

The report provides forecasts for the following eight geographical regions.

  • Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)
  • Developed Asia–Pacific (DVAP)
  • Emerging Asia–Pacific (EMAP)
 
  • Latin America (LATAM)
  • Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
  • North America (NA)
 
  • Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
  • Western Europe (WE)

The report provides forecasts for the following 27 countries.

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • China
  • France
  • Finland
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
 
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Oman
  • Poland
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
 
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Turkey
  • UAE
  • UK
  • USA

Key metrics

  • Overall national and per broadband (BB) subscriber data, year total and year end
  • Internet, managed IP, multicast data
  • Next-generation access (NGA) and non-NGA split
  • Median usage
 
  • Fixed–mobile traffic ratios
  • Asymmetry ratios
  • Internet bandwidth per subscriber, average and busy hour
  • Global split by device (TV, smartphone, PC/other).