Emerging challenges that
are changing the service
What’s next for the
Wired broadband traffic is
growing at 30-40% annually
in most European countries;
mobile traffic at 65-70%.
Competition, new services, and regulation are
capping or reducing prices consumers will pay,
service providers need new ways to keep unit data
costs down over time.
Service provider capital
expenditure is growing,
driven strongly by the need
to increase network capacity
Analysts predict service
providers can achieve:
• 26%-46% savings from
• 20% OPEX reduction through
managed network services
• 70% lifecycle OPEX
reduction from Network
The number of possible internet addresses under the
new IPv6 internet protocols. Cost effectively managing
these billions of devices, tracking them, authenticating
them and billing for their access and bandwidth use, will
be a significant challenge for network operators.
Growth in connections and traffic
will continue to challenge operators
to increase operational efficiency.
The ability to manage network
resources intelligently, increase
flexibility, and optimize for new
traffic flows will become ever more
critical to success.
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Predicted Global Data traffic Per Month
Consumer - Video
Consumer - File Sharing
Business - Web and Other Data
Consumer - Web and Other Data
Business - Video
Business - File Sharing
Consumer - Online Gaming
By 2050 there will be 50 billion things connected to the
internet, that’s in addition to the billions of people.
During 2008 the number of things connected to
the Internet exceeded the number of people on Earth.
These things are not just smartphones and tablets
2003 2010 2015 2020
are things like parking
not phones or
computers (i.e. people)
12.5 Billion things by 2010
25 Billion things by 2014
50 Billion things by 2020
Global IP traffic in 2017 will be equivalent
to 362 billion DVDs per year