(NEW YORK) — According to Intel, the number of networked devices now matches the world’s population, which means the Internet is a frenetic, crowded place.
Whether logging on via laptop or a mobile device, most people who are online have a daily Internet routine that includes sending emails or checking Facebook. But what about in one minute? Analysts at Intel have crunched the numbers and have looked at what exactly happens in one online minute. Here are some of the highlights they have come up with:
The traffic explosion is expected to only get bigger by 2015, when the number of networked devices is expected to be double the world’s population. In anticipation of a potential online traffic jam, Intel said it is working on a next-generation communications platform code named “Crystal Forest” that will “boost performance and beef up network security to handle the increasing network traffic.”
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