Posts about IP Traffic

I’m excited about the potential of gigabit broadband services, but I also know it is unlikely my current broadband service provider will offer these kinds of speeds within this decade or perhaps even next. If I should be so lucky to have access to gigabit speeds (heck, I would be happy with 50Mbps) in the foreseeable future, it will likely be provided through my own city government in some form of a public-private partnership.
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There can be few people in the tech industry who have not been drawn into discussions on the impact of Apple’s announcements at this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The launch of the company’s iCloud service has once again raised debate as to network capacity, especially from a mobile perspective. This news comes less than a week after the release of Cisco’s VNI report that highlights mobile traffic is already anticipated to increase 26-fold by 2015. As Apple moves gradually into the cloud, there can be no question that this figure will only increase.
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There are few reports in the networking industry that illicit as much dialogue and debate as Cisco’s annual Visual Networking Index (VNI). This year’s report proves no different. Released yesterday, the report has already garnered significant media coverage and a brief glance through some of the figures reveals why. There are some incredible predictions here, but one in particular has caught my attention.
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