Telco news site Total Telecom spoke to Nokia chief executive for the UK and Ireland, Cormac Whelan, at a Connected Ireland event last week.
He told Total Telecom: "We are the zettabyte generation. What is a zettabyte? If expressed in storage, it is enough information to fill about 1000 data centres, which would cover an area equivalent to 20% of Manhattan."
Whelan further told the publication that Nokia is "expecting globally that traffic will more than double and will reach two zettabytes per year in two years' time, an increase of fivefold over the past five years. Global Internet traffic will be equivalent to 66 times the volume of the entire Internet in 2005".
Whelan told Total Telecom that "It would take a single person more than five million years to watch the amount of video that will cross global IP networks each month. Of course, this content will rely on broadband for delivery to homes and mobile devices".
Naturally, Nokia stands ready to help telcos with the right equipment to make the delivery of all this data as seamless as possible.
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