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Cisco’s Visual Networking Index: Understanding the Evolution of Internet Users, Devices and Connections

…regions in the map to view the impact of global IP traffic. According to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI), globally, there will be 20.6 billion networked devices by 2018, up from 12.4 billion in 2013. VNI is part of Cisco’s ongoing effort to forecast and analyze the growth and use of IP networks worldwide. VNI also forecasts that global Internet Protocol (IP) traffic will increase nearly three-fold over the next five years due to more Inter…


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Have Global IPv6 Deployments Really Slowed Down?

…2M) connections has increased exponentially. To put this in perspective, the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) 2013-2018 forecast estimates that there will be about 4 billion Internet users by 2018, which is 52% of the world’s projected population (7.6 billion people). And for every person on the Earth in 2018, there will be about 3 global Internet connections — that’s more than 21 billion devices/connections by 2018.The current communica…


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Cisco Evolved Programmable Network: Virtualized Services in an EPN World

…video, mobility, the cloud, and the Internet of Things (IoT), and as I am writing this blog the Cisco VNI update was just published.  How timely! The latest update to the VNI states that global IP traffic will grow almost 300% from 2013 to 2018 resulting in 1.6 zettabytes annually by 2018.  By comparison, the previous version of the VNI indicated that global IP traffic would reach 1.3 zettabytes annually by 2017, so the pace of change should be f…


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2014 Cisco VNI Forecast: It’s not just about big numbers

Today, Cisco released the updated VNI Global IP Traffic and Service Adoption Forecasts, 2013 – 2018 (see media release). The key drivers of global IP traffic growth (network users, devices/connections, broadband speeds, and video consumption) continue to show increases that will create a greater global demand for IP network resources: By 2018, there will be nearly four billion global Internet users (about 52% of the world’s population), u…


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Top Five Mobility Trends CXOs Should Watch

…do CXOs need to watch for? Mobility Trend #1: Cheap Mobile Phones for the Developing World Cisco’s recent VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast predicts that by 2018, there will be nearly 5 billion users globally. Much of this growth is focused in developing regions. For example, in the Asia Pacific region, the number of mobile users is expected to increase from 2.2 billion to 2.6 billion over the next 5 years. In the Middle East and Africa,…


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