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Global Cloud Index (GCI) Update

6th annual GCI Forecast (2015-2020) released on November 10th. See global data center and cloud traffic projections and trends.

Complete Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast

The complete VNI report forecasts global IP traffic growth for mobile and fixed networks. By the year 2020:

  • Global Internet users

    Global Internet users

    White paper: VNI Forecast and Methodology, 2015-2020
  • Networked devices and connections

    Networked devices and connections

    Infographic: 2016 Cisco Complete VNI Forecast
  • Of all IP traffic will be video

    Of all IP traffic will be video

    White paper: The Zettabyte Era

Complete VNI Forecast Tools

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Find global, regional, and country-level projections and data for 2015-2020.

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See how much traffic your cable or telco network could generate from residential services.

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Hear what’s coming from our experts

Hear what’s coming from our experts

Watch the June 2016 event, featuring new fixed and mobile IP traffic growth rates and trends.

Visual Networking Index (VNI) Service Adoption

The Cisco VNI complete forecast provides global and regional service adoption analyses. We offer unique views into residential, consumer mobile, and business services and applications. This includes the underlying addressable markets (subscribers and users) and the relevant devices and connections. 

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Browse global and regional service adoption trends.

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Compare services inside and across regions

Use our graphing tool to create service adoption comparison charts for articles and reports.

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Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast

In February 2016, we released the Cisco Mobile VNI Forecast, 2015-2020. Highlights from the updated study include the following projections for 2020:

  • Global mobile users

    Global mobile users

    Cisco white paper: Mobile VNI Forecast and Methodology, 2015-2020
  • Mobile-ready devices and connections

    Mobile-ready devices and connections

    Infographic: Mobile VNI Forecast 2016
  • Annual run rate of exabytes in mobile IP traffic

    Annual run rate of exabytes in mobile IP traffic

    Webcast: Cisco Knowledge Network

Mobile VNI Forecast Tools

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Find global, regional, and country-level projections and data for 2015-2020.

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Predict the traffic a mobile network will generate from various devices and apps.

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Customize VNI findings for your use

Our VNI forecast widget allows you to create custom charts based on current forecast data.

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Our experts share what’s coming

Our experts share what’s coming

Watch the February 2016 event, featuring new mobile IP traffic growth rates and trends.

Global Cloud Index (GCI) Forecast

The Global Cloud Index provides projections for data center and cloud traffic growth, as well as virtualization trends. Highlights from the updated study include the following projections for 2020.

  • Growth in global data center traffic

    Growth in global data center traffic

    Download Cisco white paper: GCI Forecast
  • Zettabytes per year in global data center traffic

    Zettabytes per year in global data center traffic

    Infographic: GCI 2016
  • Of all data center traffic will come from the cloud

    Of all data center traffic will come from the cloud

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Cloud adoption reaches new heights

By 2020, 92 percent of global data center traffic will come from the cloud. Sign up for Webcast:

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Learn about global cloud readiness

See regional and country-level readiness, measured by key network performance indicators.

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