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Visual Networking Index (VNI)

2016 VNI Complete Forecast Webcast

Watch the June 2016 event, featuring updated fixed and mobile IP traffic trends.

2016 VNI Complete Forecast Webcast

Create Network and Business Strategies with VNI Data

Networks are essential to business, education, government, and home communications. Today these communications are often influenced by “visual networking.” This term refers to the combination of video, social media, and advanced collaboration applications. The Cisco Visual Networking Index is our ongoing effort to forecast the growth of IP networks worldwide. Our aim is to analyze the service and technology trends that are transforming the broadband landscape.

In June 2016, Cisco released the complete VNI Global IP Traffic Forecast, 2015-2020. Highlights from the updated study include the following projections:

  • By 2020, there will be nearly 4.1 billion global Internet users (more than 52 percent of the world's population), up from 3.0 billion in 2015.
  • By 2020, there will be 26.3 billion networked devices and connections globally, up from 16.3 billion in 2015.
  • Globally, the average fixed broadband connection speed will increase 1.9-fold, from 24.7 Mbps in 2015 to 47.7 Mbps by 2020.
  • Globally, IP video will represent 82 percent of all traffic by 2020, up from 70 percent in 2015.
  Cisco VNI Complete IP Traffic Forecast
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Find global, regional, and country-level projections and data for 2015-2020.

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Estimate Cable or Telco IP Traffic

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VNI Service Adoption Forecast

The Cisco VNI team also looks at global and regional service adoption. We provide a unique view into next-generation residential, consumer mobile, and business end-user services and applications. And we dig into the underlying addressable markets (that is, subscribers and users) and the relevant devices and connections. It’s all in our Service Adoption Forecast.

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Methodology

See the rationale and processes behind our projections.

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Highlights Tool

Browse global and regional service adoption trends.

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Graphing Tool

Create custom service adoption comparison charts for your articles and reports.

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Case Studies

Learn how global carriers deliver new residential, mobile, and business services.

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VNI Services Gauge

Discover how much bandwidth you need to deliver advanced services optimally.

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

  • By 2020, there will be 5.5 billion global mobile users, up from 4.8 billion in 2015.
  • By 2020, there will be 11.6 billion mobile-ready devices and connections, nearly 4 billion more than in 2015.
  • By 2020, the average mobile connection speed will more than triple, from 2.0 Mbps in 2015 to 6.5 Mbps by 2020.
  • By 2020, global mobile IP traffic will reach an annual run rate of 367 exabytes, up from 44 exabytes in 2015.
Cisco VNI Complete IP Traffic Forecast

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

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Estimate Mobile Network Traffic

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

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Online Tool and Mobile Application

Cisco offers an interactive online tool, the Cisco VNI Forecast Widget. It enables you to create custom charts based on current forecast data. We also provide a free mobile application, the Cisco Data Meter. With it, you can better understand how your mobile connection performs and how you are using network resources.