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Telecom Tidbits (Part 2459)

Some stats from 451 Research

Enterprises buy a variety of computing services from public to private along with VPS, hosting and everything in between. “It’s easier for enterprises to develop, test, operate and migrate workloads across hybrid architectures when the CSP’s public and private cloud code base is the same, or at least virtualized and functioning identically.” However, they cannot procure this variety from Amazon or Google. They would to go to the likes of IBM, Microsoft and Oracle.

“Consumer tablet demand continues to shrink. Apple is the only manufacturer seeing an improvement in buying.” Not good news for the cellcos.

“Future data centers will include technologies such as advanced data center management software, distributed resiliency, prefabricated modular (PFM) components and dexterous robots.” Meanwhile Telcos are exiting the data center business (WIND, C-Link, VZ).

PE firms own many of the data center companies, including Peak 10 which acquired Via West from Shaw today for $1.7 Billion. In addition, Dupont Fabros merged with Digital Realty. That is along of transactions and consolidation in the space.

Upgrade those pipes!

Cisco’s report on Internet traffic growth is out with many pretty graphs. “Globally, Internet traffic will grow 3.2-fold from 2016 to 2021, a compound annual growth rate of 26%. Globally, Internet traffic will reach 235.7 Exabytes per month in 2021, up from 73.1 Exabytes per month in 2016. Global Internet traffic will be 7.7 Exabytes per day in 2021, up from 2.4 Exabytes per day in 2016.”

What is an Exabyte? “Global Internet traffic in 2021 will be equivalent to 707 billion DVDs per year, 59 billion DVDs per month, or 81 million DVDs per hour. In 2021, the gigabyte equivalent of all movies ever made will cross the Internet every 1 minutes.”

According to Akamai, “Slow IPv6 adoption is a conundrum in light of IPv4 address exhaustion.” Global Average Internet Connection Speed = 7.2 Mbps. Yet “U.S. speeds averaged 18.7 megabits per second compared with 28.6 Mbps for global leader South Korea.” Most of that is cable modem download speeds since MSOs have the lion’s share of broadband customers in the US. DSL is dragging us down.

The Duopoly is looking to strip Net Neutrality rules, claiming they stifled growth. OOPS! “Broadband speeds have soared under net neutrality rules, cable lobby says.”

“Fiber is basically the nervous system of the networks of the future,” Malady said and Verizon is making big investments in it.” Good insight.

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