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Visual Networking Index (VNI)

2015 Complete Forecast Report

Learn about the latest broadband trends and forecasts for global IP networks.

2015 Complete Forecast Report

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Networks are an essential part of business, education, government, and home communications. Many residential, business, and mobile IP networking trends are being driven largely by a combination of video, social networking, and advanced collaboration applications, termed visual networking. The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) is our ongoing effort to forecast and analyze the growth and use of IP networks worldwide.

In May 2015, Cisco released the complete VNI Global IP Traffic Forecast, 2014 – 2019. Global highlights from the updated study include the following projections:
  • By 2019, there will be nearly 3.9 billion global Internet users (more than 51 percent of the world’s population), up from 2.8 billion in 2014
  • By 2019, there will be 24 billion networked devices and connections globally, up from 14 billion in 2014
  • Globally, the average fixed broadband connection speed will increase 2.2-fold, from 20.3 Mbps in 2014 to 42.5 Mbps by 2019
  • Globally, IP video will represent 80 percent of all traffic by 2019, up from 67 percent in 2014
Cisco VNI Complete IP Traffic Forecast - May 2015

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In February 2015, Cisco released the Cisco VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2014 - 2019. Global highlights from the updated study include the following projections:

By 2019:

  • There will be 5.2 billion global mobile users, up from 4.3 billion in 2014
  • There will be 11.5 billion mobile-ready devices and connections, more than 4 billion more than there were in 2014
  • The average mobile connection speed will increase 2.4-fold, from 1.7 Mbps in 2014 to 4.0 Mbps by 2019
  • Global mobile IP traffic will reach an annual run rate of 292 exabytes, up from 30 exabytes in 2014
Cisco VNI Complete IP Traffic Forecast

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VNI Mobile Forecast Highlights Tool, 2014 – 2019

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Online Tool and Mobile Application

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