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Over the past several years, the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) — which projects IP traffic trends based upon independent analyst forecasts, usage surveys from operators and other primary research — has become a valuable resource for many.  Some have called it an industry standard. 

Today, Cisco announced the latest update to the VNI, as well as a new, complementary study―the Cisco VNI Service Adoption Forecast -- which includes projections for residential, consumer mobile, and business services growth rates from 2011 -- 2016. Here are just a few of the top-level findings:

Global Devices/Connections

Global IP Traffic

Global Service Adoption

You can view a 24-minute VNI Highlights video, which features Cisco senior analysts discussing key takeaways from this year’s research.

For various resources associated with the updated VNI Global IP Traffic Forecast, please visit:

For various resources associated with the new VNI Global Service Adoption Forecast, please visit:

Here are additional links that should be helpful:

Cisco VNI: Forecast and Methodology, 2011-2016 (White Paper)


 The Zettabyte Era (White Paper)

Cisco VNI Forecast Q&A: May 2012

Cisco VNI Service Adoption Forecast, 2011-2016 (White Paper)


Cisco VNI Service Adoption Forecast Q&A


Infographics: View the Cisco VNI Service Adoption Forecast Infographic to see interesting visual representations of global services adoption, and devices and connections data.

Cisco VNI Service Adoption Forecast Highlights Tool: This provides primary global and regional takeaways on users and subscribers, devices and connections, and service adoption trends and penetration rates.

Graphing Tool: The Cisco VNI Service Adoption Forecast Graphing Tool enables one to create visualizations of service adoption forecast data to export for articles and reports.

Case Studies: Explore Cisco VNI Service Adoption Forecast case studies for examples of how global and regional service providers are delivering innovative services to residential, consumer mobile and business users.

Services Gauge: The Cisco VNI Services Gauge estimates the minimum bandwidth required to deliver these advanced services optimally.

NEW: Cisco Data Meter application for Android.  This free application (beta version 1.0) for Android smartphones provides users with valuable network-related data:

If you have further questions after viewing the relevant information, don’t hesitate to contact us at


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