Overall IP traffic is expected to grow 4-fold during the same period of five years at a compounded annual growth rate of 30 per cent, the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Complete Forecast said. "Combining device capabilities with faster, higher bandwidth and more intelligent networks is leading to wide option of high bandwidth data, video and advanced multimedia applications that contribute to increased mobile and Wi-Fi traffic," said Sanjay Kaul, Managing Director, Service Provider Business, Cisco India SAARC. "The need for optimised bandwidth management, network automation, end to end security and ultimately network monetisation through cost efficient data production is fueling the growth of network automation, mass market 4G deployments and adoption, soon to be followed with 4.5G and 5G," Kaul added.
The report further explained that mobile to mobile (M2M) connections will represent 22 per cent of the total two billion devices and connections and will account for five percent of IP traffic by 2021.
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