Broadband Demand

  • The rise of the knowledge-based economy, the increase in connected mobile devices like smart phones and tablets, and the increase in use of connected appliances and devices in the home to access information, communicate and consume media and the popularity of social media and networking all have significant implications for increased traffic on broadband networks.
  • The growth of broadband in business is being driven by VoIP, video services, SAN extension, disaster recovery, collaboration applications, synchronous replication, data center interconnect, mainframe extension, Internet peering, corporate intranet, cloud services and the increased reliance on the Internet for internal business processes.
  • Broadband networks are the foundation upon which the digital economy is based and the demand for bandwidth is steadily increasing.

Canadian consumer and business Internet traffic projection (PB) by application

Source: Cisco VNI Forecast Widget