Here’s one more reason not to believe the claims of slow growth in Internet traffic in the US: the rest of the world is optimizing its routes.
America is losing its position at the centre of the internet, according to a new study.
The survey by communications analysts TeleGeography Research, based in Washington DC, shows a rapid growth in internet capacity around the rest of the world over the past year – particularly in Latin America and Asia.
As a result, America’s traditional role as the internet’s traffic policeman is drifting away as other parts of the world become less reliant on it.
“The US used to be a primary hub for many regions,” said Eric Schoonover, a senior analyst at TeleGeography. “A lot of data still comes through the US, and a lot of content there is served out to other countries â€¦ but its importance is declining, though it has by no means gone away.”
On aggregate, Internet traffic is probably growing faster than it has in years. You read it here.