Earlier this year, Cisco forecasted how large the world’s Internet-using population would be by the year 2017. The data was quite staggering. The global online user population is forecasted to grow from 2.3 billion people in 2012 (32% of the world’s 7.2 billion population) to 3.5 billion people by 2017 (48% of the world’s 7.6 billion population). The Asia-Pacific region is forecasted to continue to be the largest overall market, and the Middle East-Africa region is forecasted to continue to be the fastest growing market.
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