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Web Traffic from video forcasted for South Africa

South African Face/Flag     South Africa is lagging behind the United States and Europe in its adoption and use of video and Web TV.  Trends are emerging that the corporate culture in South Africa is waking up to the benefits and the related website traffic that it can bring.

Andrew Aitken, director of technology for a video streaming service provider had this to say regarding the matter;

There has been a fear of any on-line video initiative in South Africa because companies are scared of non-delivery problems. But as we move inexorably into this market, this fear is waning – and I believe South African companies will start to adopt this burgeoning technology far more rapidly in the next three to five years.

According to a report from Cisco, the annual Visual Networking Index (VNI) report, an initiative to track and forecast the impact of visual networking applications – the Middle East and Africa will have the strongest video to PC web traffic growth of any region at 107% CAGR [compound annual growth rate].

According to the Cisco research, the average monthly website traffic in 2014 will be amount to 32 million people streaming Avatar in 3D continuously for an entire month.

I think it’s critical to report all types of traffic which courses through the internet’s veins.  Is there a web traffic related topic that you would like me to report on that I have not covered yet?  Leave me a comment and let me know?

Mark “The Web Traffic Reporter” Brown

Will the FCC Rule on Net Neutrality This Week?

Web Traffic News Map ImageLast week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) postponed it’s December 15th meeting that was set to rule on “Net Neutrality” or open internet protocols due to opposition from the Republican Party. 

A new meeting is set for this week however, no one from the FCC would comment on if they would or would not in fact discuss or vote on the controversial web traffic rules, laws, or regulations. 

One of the key debates leading up to this meeting is if a ruling would be decided  on whether high-speed Internet providers couldbe allowed to regulate or charge websites and their owners for faster services that would reach users more quickly. 

Republican legislators signed a letter that said any FCC action on Net neutrality would be a mistake that  could force companies to cut investment budgets and jobs in order to preserve profits.  Other items up for consideration are the regulation of how fast hand held devices can recieve and download video and other content.

What are your thoughts on the matter, do you have any, is this an important issue to you – let’s talk about it, leave me a comment.

From the Web Traffic News Desk,

Mark Edward Brown
The Web Traffic Reporter

40% Rise in Website Traffic for Asian Games Site

InternationalWebTrafficNewsThe Chinese Internet portal Netease.com recently reported that traffic for its 16th Guangzhou Asian Games reporting system has increased by 40 percent last week.

Netease is the authorized provider of the official website of the 16th Asian Games. The reporting system consists of five sub-systems providing live video, online chat, events, results, information, and medal tables, plus a comprehensive database.

To date, the site has the second highest traffic volume of Netease’s products, behind q.163.com, a picture database.

Earlier, in its third quarter financial report, Netease said its net profits jumped 48.5 percent to 87.5 million US dollars from 12 months ago, driven mainly by the seasonal recovery in advertising and the income from the Asian Games as reported by by Duan Jing, duanjing@xinhua.org on TMCnet.com