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Estimating Cable or Telco Network IP Traffic Growth

September 30, 2009 - 0 Comments

You may have heard or read that the current Cisco Visual Networking Index forecast projects that by 2013, annual global IP traffic will reach two-thirds of a zettabyte. But have you ever wondered what impact this IP traffic growth will have on your network?  How would the adoption rate of various residential broadband services affect your IP infrastructure? How would your IP traffic growth rate differ from your regional peers/competitors in North America, Western Europe, or Asia-Pac? And just for fun, if each megabyte of traffic on your network were a mile, how many trips around the moon could your network make?

Well, this data doesn’t need to be a mystery to you any longer. You can get answers to these and many other questions with the new Cisco Cable and Telco Service Provider Abstract Network (or CT-SPAN) modeling tool.  The Cisco CT-SPAN tool is a high-level interactive tool that allows you to estimate the total IP traffic that your cable or a telco network would generate based on a series of standard and user-defined criteria covering subscriber distribution and adoption of various residential services and applications over a six-year period.  There are seven regional versions to account for unique regional differences in network and application usage.

Cisco Cable and Telco Service Provider Abstract Network (or CT-SPAN) modeling tool

To learn more about this helpful modeling tool, we invite you to watch a brief overview video.

When you’re ready to crack-the-code for your unique IP traffic growth situation, go to to start using the Cisco CT-SPAN tool right away!

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