I tiny intro to the most important technology in the worlds history.
The Internet rules the Mobile World Congress. Writes Wired. Which is consequent, looking at the development of mobile technology and sales of devices.
Slowing smartphone sales and metro strikes aren’t enough to get anyone down at the 16th annual Mobile World Congress.
How is an internet companies value calculated?
Like this, in a nutshell.
A million guys walk into a Silicon Valley bar. No one buys anything. Bar declared massive success.
— Paul Stamatiou (@Stammy) May 2, 2014
Coming from 15% in 2013, smartphones are the primary device to connect to the internet only two years later. 2015 that that went up to 33%. Laptop and Desktop lost significantly in the same period.
The device people care about for the internet is shifting dramatically. pic.twitter.com/Z9WLoWBnIb
— Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans) August 6, 2015
Malaysia Telekom: http://www.bgpmon.net/massive-route-leak-cause-internet-slowdown/
Internet Blocking Regulations in the free western world, between 2004 and 2012.
Quelle: Internet Blocking Regulation
Note the “We are connected to” section.
Very obviously, Internet was not very popular back then and lists under “coming soon”. While email and internet was available to Universities before, the “Deutsche Telekom” and others only started around the same time to commercialize internet access as a consumer product.
IP Traffic in 2017: 1.4 Zettabytes
via IEEE Spectrum
This is how the internet looks like. Physically: Submarine Cable Map 2014.