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Mobile Traffic from Wearables Explodes as the Internet of Everything Accelerates

…the Fortune 500 list in 1999 were no longer on the 2014 list, with dozens making way for nimbler more web-savvy competitors.. Today, as Cisco publishes its latest Visual Networking Index (VNI) study, our biannual global study of fixed and mobile data traffic, I see another ‘Are You Ready?’ moment in the making. It is two years since Cisco quantified the astonishing $19 trillion economic potential of the Internet of Everything at the World Economi…


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Register for the latest Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Webcast

On February 3, 2015, we will release the ninth annual Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast and Methodology Update, covering projected growth and usage trends over the next five years. This is your opportunity to learn about Cisco’s projections for global mobile data traffic increases, primary influences on mobile traffic, and major transitions in wireless technology. The Cisco VNI mobile forecast is part…


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How Much Traffic Will Your Cable / Telco Network Generate?

Cisco VNI Forecast Projects 1.6 Zettabytes of Global IP Traffic by 2018 Last June, Cisco released an update to its annual Visual Networking Index (VNI), 2013 – 2018. The forecast projects a global annual run rate of 1.6 zettabytes IP traffic by 2018 (up from 614 exabytes of global IP traffic in 2013).  A zettabyte certainly sounds like a big number (equivalent to 1 billion terabytes, external storage drives generally come in a terabyte denomina…


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Apple’s Vote of Confidence for Voice and Text over Wi-Fi

…  However, several reports, including Cisco’s own well regarded Visual Networking Index (VNI) for Global Mobile Data Traffic, show that mobile data usage over Wi-Fi is over 40% in 2013.  In fact, it is projected that there will be more traffic offloaded from cellular networks onto Wi-Fi than remain on cellular networks by 2018 (that’s less than four years away). This news is not entirely surprising as we mostly use our mobile devices at home, in…


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IP Traffic Will Need a Fast Lane for Video in 2018

…lion video minutes every second, or nearly two years’ worth (657 days) of video every second. Cisco’s VNI projects that IP video will be responsible for 79 percent of all IP traffic by 2018, up from 66 percent in 2013. Of that, high definition (HD) video will generate more traffic than standard definition (SD) video. Residential, business and mobile consumers continue to have strong demand for advanced video services across all network and devic…


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