Cisco just released the 2012 edition of its mobile VNI* report, entitled “Cisco VNI Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2011-2016.”
The report’s conclusion: a tsunami of mobile data traffic is headed our way, growing in size and speed through 2016 and likely beyond. Over the next five years, mobile data traffic worldwide will grow 18-fold!
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Tags: 2011-2016, Cisco, forecast, ip, ip traffic, mobile devices, mobile vni, mobility, visual networking index, vni
Today in a global webcast from the Royal Opera House in London, we announced our annual Cisco Visual Networking Index Mobile Forecast, 2011-2016, to a global audience. While some people may have been anticipating a decrease in mobile traffic considering the importance service providers are placing on mobile traffic offload and the tiered pricing plans being put in place for subscriber, just the opposite occurred. Even in the face of those downward pressures along with the continuing economic uncertainties, the total amount of traffic in the forecast period is expected to soar 18-fold from 2011 to 2016, reaching 130 exabytes annually. To put that amount into perspective, an exabyte is 10 to the 18th power of bytes which is a large number in its own right; 130 exabytes is the data equivalent of having 33 billion DVDs streamed in the airwaves around us each year. Read More »
Tags: forecast 2011-2016, mobile data traffic, visual networking index, vni
Despite the “buzz” around IPv6 right now for many customers it’s not easy to actually test drive an IPv6 connection. When we got the opportunity to sponsor the Wi-Fi customer access at the 2012 v6 World Congress, we jumped at it. It became an opportunity to showcase both the simplicity and effectiveness of the Cisco Carrier Grade IPv6 (CGv6) solution. The CGv6 solution is the industry’s only IPv6 transition solution that has been performance tested and validated by a third party, in our case by EANTC.
Wi-Fi is a topic of particular interest to mobile operators Read More »
Tags: 6rd, Alain Fiocco, ASR1000, cgv6, Cisco, Cloud Intelligent Networks, Dual Stack, EANTC, IPv6, mobile vni, NAT64, Service Provider, SP Wi-Fi, visual networking index
It’s that time of year: take a break, reflect, maybe clean up the hard drive.
I had a chance to do the reflection part last week, and came up with what I hope is a pretty good weave of what Service Providers experienced over the last 12 months.
Here is my ‘take’ on the top five trends of the whirlwind year that is still, for a week or two, 2011:
1. In the crawl-walk-run sequence as it relates to the global shift to all-IP, 2011 went from “crawl” to “jog” — skipping “walk” entirely.
Think about it. Think about all of it, which is a lot, when it comes to the global transition to all-IP: Fixed networks; mobile Internet, Video, Cloud.
Across the world, wherever there is IP, there was monumental change in 2011. While 2010 was a year of anticipation and preparation, 2011 teemed with news and trends about the burgeoning Internet: more Video, more emphasis on mobile broadband; more work on keeping the “big iron” routing and switching fabrics around the world plumbed to keep up with demand.
We continued to do our best to keep up with the enormity of all-IP, with our ongoing VNI (Visual Networking Index) and Cloud Index forecasts. We’re still anticipating a quadrupling of Internet traffic by 2015, mostly because of video usage by mobile and “connected” IP devices. Lots more data here.
2. Video (still) trumps as the biggest driver in Internet / IP usage. Read More »
Tags: 2011, cloud index, ip, mobile broadband, reflection, Service Provider, video, videoscape, visual networking index, vni
With the emergence of cloud computing, our customers have looked for real-world data that could help them understand the nature and scope of the cloud phenomenon. But that kind of data has not been readily available.
Not satisfied with this lack of information, a research team at Cisco reviewed 30Tb of data each month, more than 45 million speed tests, analyst forecasts, and inputs from our customers. The result?
Today, Cisco released its first Cisco Global Cloud Index report — a forecast of IP data center and cloud-based traffic growth and trends worldwide, 2010-2015.
Similar to the Cisco Visual Networking Index in purpose and approach, the Global Cloud Index enables organizations to make strategic networking and management decisions and governments to make informed public policy decisions.
Some highlights from the report reveal: (all data global)
1. Cloud traffic is growing twice as fast as data center traffic, increasing from 130 exabytes in 2010 to 1.6 zettabytes annually by 2015
- 1.6 zettabytes is approximately equivalent to 22 trillion hours of streaming music
- 76% of this traffic will remain within the data center itself
- By 2015, 57% of all data workloads will be processed in the cloud Read More »
Tags: cloud, cloud network, data center, datacenter, global cloud index, Service Provider, visual networking index, vni