ip traffic

Summertime and the viewin’ is easy (depending on your broadband connection)

Summer is my time to play catch up with TV. There is a huge list of TV shows and movies that will be streamed on Netflix and Hulu from the past year. Netflix may even allow you to download its videos, according to recent news. Over a gigabyte of data is consumed to watch an […]

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,...

The History and Future of Internet Traffic

I remember when 1 Mbps was big bandwidth. And 45 Mbps was unbelievably, outlandishly huge bandwidth. One spring day in 1995, at the headquarters of a large technology company outside of Dallas, there was excited chatter at the proverbial water cooler about the T3 access line that was being installed. A T3 line! Nearly 45 […]

September 23, 2014

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

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

The Internet has emerged as one of the most powerful ways for businesses and consumers to communicate and learn. Its global reach, accessibility and speed have opened doors to areas of knowledge that in the past were available only to a privileged few. With the emergence of popular video-streaming services that deliver Internet video to […]

September 19, 2014

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

IP Traffic Will Need a Fast Lane for Video in 2018

Over the past two decades, Internet Protocol (IP) traffic has been on the rise and is anticipated to continue along a similar trajectory over the next five years. The increasing number of fixed and wireless devices and M2M nodes that are connecting to global IP networks is one of the primary contributors to global IP […]

September 17, 2014

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

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

Today’s networks are an essential part of business, education, government, and home communications. Many residential, business, and mobile Internet Protocol (IP) networking trends are being driven largely by the combination...

June 10, 2014

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

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 […]

May 30, 2013

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

The 2017 Internet: A Look at the Future, Courtesy of the Cisco VNI Forecast

Visualize this: nearly half the Earth’s population – 3.6 billion people – connected to the Internet for communication, commerce, education, information, and entertainment.  Think that’s too futuristic? Think again. By 2017, less than five years from today, that will be our reality. This prediction is one of several key findings from the newly released Cisco […]