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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

…ed (at least by Cisco).  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 mobi…


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We Won! LTE Asia Awards Update

…n run on our purpose built hardware platform the Cisco Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 5000 Series or on this same StarOS version can run in a virtual mode Cisco Quantum Virtualized Packet Core (Quantum vPC) on an x86 server and is totally hypervisor independent. StarOS’ modular software services all of the 3GPP and other standards for mobile connectivity with SGSN/GGSN/MME/Packet Core functions. StarOS Software was designed with virtualization…


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The Shift to Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) Supports More and Better Customer Video Experiences

…Ns within their own networks. Let’s take a look at some CDN growth trends from Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI): Global Quick Trends Globally, 57% of all Internet traffic will cross CDNs by 2018, up from 36% in 2013. It’s also forecasted that 67% of all Internet video traffic will cross CDNs by 2018, up from 53% in 2013. In the United States, 88% of all Internet traffic will cross CDNs by 2018, up from 61% in 2013. In Western Europe, 71% o…


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IP Traffic Will Need a Fast Lane for Video in 2018

…or 1 million 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…


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