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Thomas Barnett, Jr.

Director, SP Thought Leadership

Worldwide Service Provider Marketing Group

Thomas Barnett, Jr. is Director of Thought Leadership in Cisco Systems’ worldwide service provider marketing group. In that capacity, he and his team are responsible for developing and maintaining several global research and market intelligence initiatives. Thomas has played a leadership role in the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI)—the company's ongoing effort to forecast and analyze the growth and use of the Internet and IP networks worldwide. He has also helped build the Cisco Global Cloud Index (GCI)—the company's ongoing effort to forecast the growth of global data center and cloud-based IP traffic as well as analysis of trends associated with data center virtualization and cloud computing.

Thomas has more than 15 years of telecom industry experience in a variety of marketing roles (supporting optical, Ethernet, storage and other technologies). He was previously the marketing communications manager for start-up Fibex Systems (acquired by Cisco). His focus has been in marketing programs and communications—writing and developing solution collateral, creating strategic partnerships, etc. Thomas has more than 25 years of professional experience including previous marketing positions at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and Parker Hannifin Corporation. He earned a B.A. degree in Journalism from Valparaiso University (Valparaiso, IN).

Articles

February 19, 2019

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

5G Gets Top Billing, But Don’t Forget Wi-Fi

This week, we released the latest update to the Cisco Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2017 – 2022). The annual study provides global, regional, and country-level projections and trends associated with mobile (cellular) networks as well as an analysis of mobile traffic that is offloaded onto WiFi.

2017 VNI Complete Forecast Blog: Analyze, Strategize, Digitize

As part of our annual Visual Networking Index (VNI) Complete Forecast, we have focused on analyzing Internet traffic and digital trends for more than a decade. Here are three networking and Internet trends.

November 10, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Discovering Data Centers: What’s Really Happening Behind Those Closed Doors?

In the newly updated Cisco Global Cloud Index (GCI), we identify three of the seven key trends that help demystify the largely proprietary world of data centers and cloud computing.

September 9, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

The Zettabyte Era Officially Begins (How Much is That?)

The world’s collective Internet use reached the Zettabyte threshold for this calendar year on September 9, 2016.

Live #CiscoChat June 30th – Cisco VNI Complete Forecast

On June 7th of this year, Cisco’s Visual Networking Index released its annual Global Traffic and Service Adoption forecasts, for the years 2015-2020. The reports predict fixed and mobile IP traffic growth, as well as application trends for the next few years. Some of the topics covered in the report include how fast IP traffic […]

Updated Cisco VNI Complete Forecast Released Today (So What?)

Earlier today, we released the 11th annual update to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Complete Forecast, 2015 – 2020. This report represents the culmination of months of data gathering,...

2015 Cisco VNI Complete Forecast Update: Key Trends Include Mobility, M2M and Multimedia Content

Today, Cisco released the 10th annual VNI Global IP Traffic and Service Adoption Forecasts for 2014 – 2019 (see media release). The primary drivers of global IP traffic growth continue to show increases that will create a greater global demand for IP network resources. As a result of these fundamentals, we are projecting that global […]

February 3, 2015

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Three Mobile Trends to Watch

Updated 2015 VNI Mobile Forecast Reveals Potential “Wildcards” for Mobile Devices, Networks and Services This week, Cisco released its annual Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Forecast, 2014 – 2019. Among the traditional top-line growth projections that indicate a healthy mobile industry (e.g., more than 5.2 billion global mobile users by 2019 and 10-fold […]