Faster ‘Net growth rate raises fears about routers
April 2, 2001 | Source: Network World Fusion
Network engineers are concerned that the Internet is growing — in size and complexity — at a faster rate than today’s routers (the traffic-cop devices that route Internet data) can handle.
Frequent updates are causing instability in the Internet’s backbone routing infrastructure, which could face a router processing-power crunch in as soon as 18 months.
Note: you can track global Internet performance at Internet Traffic Report.