The 22nd Biennial Conference of the International Telecommunications Society: "Beyond the boundaries: Challenges for business, policy and society", June 24th - 27th, 2018, Seoul, Korea
While connectivity supply is growing exponentially, likely as a result of developments in the semiconductor industry, research on connectivity has mostly focused on the demand side. Such approach is however unable to account for the introduction of unforeseen ser-vices, which is also supply-driven. In this study we seek to validate the existence of a 'residual' of unexplained growth and quantify it as the difference between supply of con-nectivity and demand from existing service category. The hypothesis is confirmed: an increasing fraction of internet traffic volume expected at high levels of aggregation (i.e. an internet exchange) is unexplained by existing service category growth.
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