Retail and AR and VR: 5G brings it home!
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies will increasingly empower mainstream applications and customer experiences. This blog discusses their impact on digital retail as 5G is being deployed globally.
The Latest Mobile Makeover: Why and How Unlimited Data Plans Have Re-emerged
Learn why and how unlimited data plans have re-emerged and what this means for mobile operators in the future.
Wireless Connections & Wi-Fi – Mobile Network Evolution
Every time a new generation of mobile network has been introduced – 2G networks transitioning to 3G, and 3G evolving to 4G, there have been concerns about the user adoption and capacity utilization. And each time skeptics have been proven wrong. By 2020, smartphones will represent 48.1% of global mobile-connected devices in use, and generate […]
Shape Shifting Meets Accessorizing – the Latest Mobile Devices & Connections Trends
To say that global device and connections are growing is a true understatement. And this growth is rapidly shifting. By 2020, there will be 8.5 billion handheld or personal mobile-ready devices and 3.1 billion machine-to-machine (M2M) connections supported by mobile networks. From smartphones and tablets to PCs and “phablets”, mobile digitization and wearables adoption is […]
Major Mobile Milestones – The Last 15 Years, and the Next Five
Cowritten with Usha Andra, Senior Analyst, Visual Networking Index, Service Provider Marketing 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the VNI Mobile Forecast. For a decade, we have analyzed, reviewed, and made projections about mobile networking and how consumers and business users’ behaviors and expectations have changed based on device innovations, network enhancements, and a seemingly […]
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 […]
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 […]
VNI Shift Driven by Smartphone Adoption and Offloading to Wi-Fi
For the fifth year, Cisco has released its updated Mobile Visual Networking Index Forecast. This year, we’ve seen dramatic changes in consumer behavior as well as continued explosive growth...