Blog posts tagged with 'Cisco'
Tuesday, June 12
Highlighted by Janet Lyons on the Cisco company blog, IIA last November called for expanding broadband Internet access in order to help military families stay connected with loved ones serving our nations from around the world. This is a cause Cisco has long championed, as Lyons points out in her post.
Wednesday, May 30
Today, Cisco released its latest predictions for what the Internet will be like in 2016. Over at GigaOm, Stacey Higginbotham digs in:
We’re on pace to generate 1.3 zettabytes of data in 2016, about four times more than we create today, according to the latest data out from Cisco. To put that in perspective, Cisco helpfully tells us that’s more than 38 million DVDs streamed in an hour. Or, you can think of it as a 1 followed by 21 zeros.
Cisco also predicts most people will be consuming over 30 GB each month, on average, which is going to require big pipes — or, alarmingly, a lot more spectrum for mobile broadband to keep up. Access to Cisco’s report is available on their website.
Thursday, June 02
Cisco has released its latest “Visual Networking Index,” a global Internet traffic forecast, and the numbers are pretty staggering. Among the findings:
In 2015, the gigabyte equivalent of all movies ever made will cross global IP networks every 5 minutes. Global IP networks will deliver 7.3 petabytes every 5 minutes in 2015.
Traffic from wireless devices will exceed traffic from wired devices by 2015. In 2015, wired devices will account for 46 percent of IP traffic, while Wi-Fi and mobile devices will account for 54 percent of IP traffic. In 2010, wired devices accounted for the majority of IP traffic at 63 percent.
It would take over 5 years to watch the amount of video that will cross global IP networks every second in 2015. Every second, 1 million minutes of video content will cross the network in 2015.
Globally, mobile data traffic will increase 26 times between 2010 and 2015. Mobile data traffic will grow at a CAGR of 92 percent between 2010 and 2015, reaching 6.3 exabytes per month by 2015.
The full list of findings is available at Cisco’s website.
Monday, October 18
At The Hill, Gautham Nagesh reports on the latest data from Cisco on worldwide broadband infrastructure. While South Korea remained #1 for “quality and availability” of broadband (and the U.S. ranks a disappointing 15th), there was good news:
Among nations of similar size, the U.S. was tied with Canada and ahead of Australia; the U.S. was also judged the world leader in mobile broadband along with Spain, Sweden and Denmark.
Friday, June 26
Via Network World comes news that Cisco has saved an impressive $277 million by allowing employees to work at home with virtual office technology:
Not only does Cisco’s telecommuting technology help the company save on collaboration technologies, but also the company’s telework program makes employees happy, survey results show. Cisco based its productivity savings on the number of billed hours at an average of $91 per hour, with the total figure reaching about $277 million. In addition, the vendor estimated employees garnered fuel cost savings exceeding $10 million per year.
Yet cost savings was not the primary goal of the survey, Cisco executives say.
More information on the benefits of telecommuting—from cost savings to helping the environment—can be found in IIA’s Broadband Fact Book.
Tuesday, June 09
The Wall Street Journal reports that Cisco Systems is warning that Internet traffic is set to explode by five times the current amount within the next five years. The reason: Internet video.
By 2013, Cisco expect Internet traffic—in this case a broad category that includes delivery of content to televisions and mobile phones—to reach about 56 exabytes per month, up from about nine exabytes per month in 2008. (For those who don’t speak geek, an exabyte is the technical way of saying an insanely large amount of data; there’s a no-doubt apocryphal story on Wikipedia that a study once found that all the words spoken in all of history would only make up about five exabytes.)