visual networking index

At the Heart of Asia’s Mobile Growth Momentum

Catching up on the feats and achievements of your favorite Asian athletes at the Rio Olympics?, Thanks to the power of over-the-top (OTT) content streaming, sports fans in Asia Pacific are able to catch the live sporting action at all hours of the day — very often beamed directly to their smartphones, while they are […]

VR & AR: The Real Deal!

Pandora! In the motion picture Avatar, Pandora is a beautiful fictional place and a paradise for nature lovers. The 3D version of the film left a deep impression in my mind, as I am sure it did with many other moviegoers who might share my dream of experiencing a vacation in Pandora. Well, that may […]

Setting Sights on IoT Opportunities in Asia Pacific

The Internet of Things (IoT) is on course to transform businesses and create new revenue opportunities — is your organization ready to exploit it? It’s a recurring topic of interest that crops up frequently during my conversations with business leaders in the service provider industry. As networked devices become more pervasive, operators worldwide not only […]

What’s driving future profits for mobile network operators?

From retail to entertainment, mobility is transforming industries across the spectrum. It’s part of the wider digitalization that is transforming our world and bringing new opportunities for businesses to get the edge over the competition. Or they could get left behind: it’s sink-or-swim. All kinds of organizations are making the most of the rapid changes […]

Sizes, shapes and screens (oh my!): Understanding the shifts and volume growth in global devices and connections

In the latest annual update to Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Complete Forecast, 2015-2020 we forecasted that the global number of IP connected devices and connections will grow from 16.3 billion in 2015 to 26.3 billion in 2020 – adding net new 10 billion device and connections. What could be exciting about the consistent growth […]

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 […]

Boom! Five Applications that Showed Explosive Growth in 2015

We’re always on the lookout for the next big application to drive Internet traffic. When we see a type of traffic almost doubling in a year, we put it on our watch list. Below are five that topped our watch list based on the most recent Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Complete Forecast. VIRTUAL REALITY […]

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,...

February 3, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

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 […]