Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Cisco: Mobile video to Increase 8.7-fold from 2016 to 2021

By 2021, the total number of smartphones (including phablets) will be over 50 percent of global devices and connections (6.2 billion) — up from 3.6 billion in 2016, according to the 11th annual Cisco Visual Networking Index™ (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast (2016 to 2021).

Cisco said it anticipates large-scale deployments of 5G infrastructures to begin by 2020. Cisco forecasts that 5G will account for 1.5 percent of total mobile data traffic by 2021, and will generate 4.7 times more traffic than the average 4G connection and 10.7 times more traffic than the average 3G connection.

“With the proliferation of IoT, live mobile video, augmented and virtual reality applications, and more innovative experiences for consumer and business users alike, 5G technology will have significant relevance not just for mobility but rather for networking as a whole,” said Doug Webster, vice president of service provider marketing. “As a result, broader and more extensive architectural transformations involving programmability and automation will also be needed to support the capabilities 5G enables, and to address not just today’s demands but also the extensive possibilities on the horizon.”

Some highlights of the report:

1.      Rise in global mobile data center traffic

  • By 2021, global mobile data traffic will reach 49 exabytes per month or 587 exabytes annually).
  • The forecast annual run rate of 587 exabytes of mobile data traffic for 2021 is equivalent to:
  • 122 times more than all global mobile traffic generated just 10 years ago in 2011
  • 131 trillion images (e.g., MMS)


2.  High growth for live video on mobile

  • Mobile video will increase 8.7-fold from 2016 to 2021 and will have the highest growth rate of any mobile application category. Mobile video will represent 78 percent of all mobile traffic by 2021.
  • Live mobile video will grow 39-fold from 2016 to 2021. Live mobile video will represent 5 percent of total mobile video traffic by 2021.


3. Growth in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR)

  • VR immerses users in a simulated environment. AR is an overlay of technology on the real world.
  • Applications such as virtual reality (VR) are adding to the adoption of wearables such as headsets. VR headsets are going to grow from 18 million in 2016 to nearly 100 million by 2021— a fivefold growth.
  • Globally, VR traffic will grow 11-fold from 13.3 petabytes/month in 2016, to 140 petabytes/ month in 2021. 
  • Globally, AR traffic will grow 7-fold between 2016 and 2021, from 3 petabytes/month in 2016 to 21 petabytes /month in 2021.


4.Global connected wearable devices driving M2M growth

  • Cisco estimates there will be 929 million wearable devices globally, growing nearly threefold from 325 million in 2016.
  • Globally, the number of wearable devices with embedded cellular connections will reach 69 million in number by 2021—up from 11 million in 2016.


5. Mobile data traffic offload to Wi-Fi networks

  • In 2016, 60 percent of total mobile data traffic was offloaded; by 2021, 63 percent of total mobile data traffic will be offloaded.
  • In 2016, monthly offload traffic (10.7 EB) exceeded monthly mobile/cellular traffic (7.2 EB).
  • Globally, total public Wi-Fi hotspots (including homespots) will grow six-fold from 2016 (94.0 million) to 2021 (541.6 million).
  • Wi-Fi traffic from both mobile devices and Wi-Fi-only devices together will account for almost half (49 percent) of total IP traffic by 2020, up from 42 percent in 2015.


6.Regional mobile data traffic growth (2016 – 2021)

  • The Middle East and Africa will have 12-fold growth
    (2016: 7.3 exabytes/year; 2021: 88.4 exabytes/year) 
  • Asia-Pacific will have 7-fold growth
    (2016: 37.3 exabytes/year; 2021: 274.2 exabytes/year)
  • Latin America will have 6-fold growth
    (2016: 5.4 exabytes/year; 2021: 34.8 exabytes/year)      
  • Central and Eastern Europe will have 6-fold growth
    (2016: 11.1 exabytes/year; 2021: 63.0 exabytes/year)
  • Western Europe will have 6-fold growth
    (2016: 8.8 exabytes/year; 2021: 50.3 exabytes/year)
  • North America will have 5-fold growth
    (2016: 16.9 exabytes/year; 2021: 76.8 exabytes/year)


http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/service-provider/visual-networking-index-vni/index.html

Barefoot Networks Appoints Craig Barratt as CEO

Barefoot Networks, a start-up developing next gen Ethernet switching silicon, named Craig Barratt as President and Chief Executive Officer.  Barratt joins Barefoot from Alphabet and Google, where he was Senior Vice President at Google and Chief Executive Officer of Alphabet’s Access business, which includes the Google Fiber broadband internet service.

Prior to Google, he served as President of Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. following the acquisition of Atheros Communications by Qualcomm.  From 2003, he was President and CEO of Atheros. He led the company through its 2004 IPO and growth to more than $900 million in revenue in 2010 and the $3.6 billion acquisition by Qualcomm in 2011.

“We’re fortunate to have attracted an executive of Craig’s extraordinary pedigree to guide Barefoot’s growth,” said Nick McKeown, Chief Scientist, Chairman and Co-Founder at Barefoot.  “At Atheros, Qualcomm and Google, Craig built businesses of great and lasting value, and executed impressively to accelerate growth and diversification.   With interest growing quickly in Barefoot’s programmable switches, Craig will help us build on our strong lead in transforming how networks are built.”

http://www.barefootnetworks.com

MegaPath Signs VeloCloud to Expand its SD-WAN

MegaPath is working with VeloCloud to extend its its SD-WAN service.

MegaPath’s SD-WAN offering includes the ability to support bi-directional priority routing, real-time application failover, packet-level application performance monitoring, true bandwidth aggregation and complete network performance visibility. These new capabilities add to MegaPath’s existing SD-WAN offering introduced in March of 2016, which delivers centralized network management and monitoring, QoS-based priority routing, session-level application performance monitoring and standard network security protocols including IPsec VPN, load balancing and failover. MegaPath SD-WAN is a fully managed service that includes full-solution design engineering, dedicated project management and a white-glove approach to implementation and support.

MegaPath said that in addition to its flexible, multi-vendor SD-WAN approach, it differentiates itself on its ability to deliver carrier-agnostic, redundant, Layer 3 WAN connections nationwide, and its portfolio of reliable business VoIP and unified communications (MegaPath One).

“Businesses today cannot afford downtime. With the increasing reliance on the cloud, the cost of downtime has grown exponentially, and the need for always-on, reliable WAN connectivity has become a business imperative,” said Dan Foster, President, Business Markets, MegaPath. “VeloCloud’s industry-leading Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN strengthens MegaPath’s SD-WAN product by further addressing the business need to maximize application performance and meet the increasing bandwidth demands of our customers."

http://www.megapath.com

Twilio Posts Q4 Revenue of $82.0 million, up 60% YoY

Twilio reported Q4 revenue of $82.0 million, up 60% from the fourth quarter of 2015 and 15% sequentially from the third quarter of 2016. GAAP loss from operations of $12.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared with GAAP loss from operations of $8.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP income from operations of $0.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared with non-GAAP loss from operations of $5.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2015.

“Our fourth quarter and full year results demonstrate the power of our platform business model that starts with developers and extends to some of the largest enterprises in the world,” said Jeff Lawson, Twilio’s Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “As we look into 2017, we will continue to invest in innovation and growth with the goal of powering the software-based future of communications.”

Key Metrics and Recent Business Highlights

  • 36,606 Active Customer Accounts as of December 31, 2016, compared to 25,347 Active Customer Accounts as of December 31, 2015.
  • Dollar-Based Net Expansion Rate was 155% for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to 172% for the fourth quarter of 2015.
  • Released dual-channel recording, enabling high accuracy call transcription for sales and call center use cases.
  • Extended Twilio Interconnect to support Twilio Client, allowing customers to use private network connections to Twilio for WebRTC based calling.
  • Introduced the Twilio Porting API, making it easier for customers to port their existing phone numbers to our platform.
  • Announced a SIP Registration API, allowing SIP-enabled devices or softphones to connect directly to our Programmable Voice offerings.
  • Acquired Beepsend, a Sweden-based Application to Person (A2P) messaging provider, to enhance the capabilities of the Twilio Super Network.


http://www.twilio.com

NeoPhotonics Debuts 28 GBaud Externally Modulated Laser

NeoPhotonics introduced a low-power consumption 28 GBaud externally modulated laser (EML) with an integrated driver, which is designed for client side 4x25 NRZ 100G, 4x50 PAM4 200G, and 8x50 PAM4 400G applications.

NeoPhotonics new 28 GBaud EML integrates a driver, which utilizes NeoPhotonics low power linear GaAs amplifier technology, with NeoPhotonics 28 GBaud EML at the chip-on-carrier, or CoC, level. The CoC assembly fits into a four channel transmitter optical sub-assembly, or Quad TOSA, designed for 100Gbps QSFP28 and CFP4 form factors, eliminating the need for a separate driver on the board. Customers can then directly link the CMOS-based CDR IC to NeoPhotonics’ 28 GBaud CMOS drivable EML, and enjoy the benefits of simplicity, low power consumption, and space savings. In PAM4 applications, the integrated linear driver makes NeoPhotonics’ new CMOS drivable 28 GBaud EML an attractive option for 200Gbps and 400Gbps applications due to the simple and direct connection to the PAM4/CDR IC.

The new EML joins NeoPhotonics family of EML lasers, which are currently shipping in high volume for 100G datacenter and client side applications.

http://www.neophotonics.com

DragonWave's Harmony Packet Microwave Radio Selected by Italy's Fidoka

Fidoka Srl, an Italian wireless Internet service provider (WISP), has selected DragonWave's Harmony Enhanced radios for a network upgrade.

Harmony Enhanced is a compact, all-outdoor radio boasting the industry's leading system gain, highest spectral efficiency and increased capacity that is enabled through 112 MHz channel support, Bandwidth Accelerator+, 4096QAM, and MIMO upgradability.  The Harmony Enhanced can deliver >2 Gbps in a single radio, with scalability via MIMO to 4 Gbps in a single channel.  Bandwidth Accelerator+ provides >2 times throughput improvements with the inclusion of header optimization and the industry’s only bulk compression working in tandem.

DragonWave said its Harmony Enhanced packet microwave radios, with up to 4Gbps of capacity and GaN technology that increases reach by >30%, continues to gain ground with a growing list of operators around the world in need of a fiber-equivalent solutions for rural deployments that require longer links.

“In pursuing our network upgrade to increase our regional footprint, but also to meet the increasing capacity demands of our existing customers, we conducted competitive analysis to find the most efficient and cost-effective, fiber-equivalent solution that served our business goals,” said Francesco Maria Compagnucci member of Research and Technical Development team at Fìdoka Srl. “The technological aspects inherent in the Harmony Enhanced enable a network architecture like no other product we tested, making it the logical choice for Fidoka as we continue to provide exceptional service our customers have come to expect.”

http://www.dragonwaveinc.com
http://www.fidoka.it

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