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  1. A Heaping Helping of Streamed Sports

    Not everyone likes watching sports, but those who do really do. And nowhere is that appetite more apparent than in the world of streaming video . It seems like every time there's a major televised sporting event, it sets a new record for streaming. Case in point: According to Akamai, the Portugal-France 2016 European Championship soccer match last week set a new live streaming record of 7.3 Tbps and 3.3 million concurrent streams. Similarly, the Super Bowl and soccer's World Cup typically set new streaming records every time they're shown. Research from Parks Associates indicates that 16% of U.S. broadband homes have a sports OTT video service subscription, and that number can be expected to rise. And more and more sports are running, jumping and swimming into the stream, so to speak. Last week, Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) announced a deal to live stream Pac-12 collegiate sports, and more traditional video service providers are gearing up to stream the upcoming summer Olympics in Rio de Janiero. Flow in the Caribbean just introduced a multiscreen streaming app specifically for the Olympics, and Cox Communications and Altice USA (Euronext:ATC) have both inked deals with NBCUniversal for streaming carriage of the Games. Most major sporting organizations stream at least some of their events, just a few of which include Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, NASCAR, and even (I am not making this up) Major League Eating and the International Federation of Competitive Eating , the governing body for hot dog eating contests and the like. Sports streaming's exponential growth is part of a years-long trend in streaming video generally. Sandvine (TSX:SVC) says streaming video and audio now make up 71% of evening Internet traffic, and Cisco predicts that IP traffic - dominated by video - will nearly triple by 2020. Ericsson expects video to make up 70% of mobile traffic by 2021. And as with popular TV series on Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), ongoing sporting events such as the Olympics or World Cup tend to foster "binge watching" and attendant spikes in network traffic. As streaming increases, network capacity needs to increase as well. Not surprisingly, the content delivery network (CDN) market is booming. Future Market Insights expects the global CDN market to grow at a year-over-year rate of 19.9% in 2016 and reach $ 5.898 billion in revenues. The research house expects the market to grow at a CAGR of 20.5% through 2026. Given the trends in streaming video and consumers' ravenous appetite for sports, network engineers and planners would do well to think of capacity upgrades as an ongoing process rather than occasional events. In the meantime, have a hot dog. Or 27.

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    Mon, 18 Jul 2016

  2. CDN Market Going Gangbusters

    According to Future Market Insights, the global content delivery network (CDN) market is anticipated to grow at a year-over-year rate of ...

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    Thu, 7 Jul 2016

  3. 8 Billion Internet-Connected Devices Worldwide

    According to IHS (NYSE:IHS), as of year-end 2015, the world now contains 8.1 billion Internet-connected smartphones, tablets, personal ...

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    Mon, 13 Jun 2016

  4. Cisco Predicts Near-Tripling of IP Traffic by 2020

    According to the Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) "Visual Networking Index (VNI) Complete Forecast for 2015 to 2020," global IP traffic will nearly ...

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    Thu, 9 Jun 2016

  1. Cisco VNI: IP Traffic to Triple by 2019

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    Wed, 27 May 2015

  2. Emerging Markets, Emerging Powerhouses

    In 2014, the number of people worldwide with connection to the Internet was estimated at around 3 billion, compared to 25 million in 1994 ...

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    Wed, 25 Mar 2015

  3. Cisco: Global IP Traffic to Triple by 2018

    According to Cisco 's (NASDAQ:CSCO) Visual Networking Index, global IPtraffic will increase nearly three-fold over the next five years due to ...

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    Tue, 10 Jun 2014

  4. Cisco: Global IP Traffic to Triple by 2017

    According to the Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) "Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2012-2017)," global IP traffic will grow three-fold between 2012 and 2017. Global IP traffic (fixed and mobile) is expected to reach an annual run rate of 1.4 zettabytes - more than a ...

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    Wed, 29 May 2013

  5. Level 3, TWC Ink Multi-Year Backbone Deal

    Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT) has signed a multi-year agreement with Time Warner Cable (NYSE:TWC) to expand Time Warner Cable's national network. The agreement also includes the delivery of additional core infrastructure services intended to enhance the redundancy and reliability of the TWC ...

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    Tue, 14 Aug 2012

  6. Cisco: Web Traffic to Quadruple by 2016

    According to Cisco's (NASDAQ:CSCO) annual "Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast," by 2016, annual global IP traffic is forecast to be 1.3 zettabytes, or a trillion gigabytes. The projected increase of global IP traffic between 2015 and 2016 alone is more than 330 exabytes, which is almost equal ...

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    Wed, 30 May 2012

  7. Cisco Ranks 2011's Top 5 Tech Trends

    In this blog post, Cisco lists what it considers the top five service provider technology developments of 2011. They are: acceleration in the move toward all-IP; growth of video as a percentage of IP traffic ; mobility becoming table stakes; the rise of cloud ser...

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    Mon, 19 Dec 2011

  8. PeerConnect Drives Cable’s IP Efficiency

    At the end of the day, whether a new technology is a marginal or major success is determined by the efficiencies that are added to it after it is introduced. The cable industry's move to IP communications is a great example of this: It will be a boon to cable op...

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    Wed, 19 Oct 2011

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