Network professionals expect corporate bandwidth demands to continue unabated through 2021, with 12% predicting that demands will at least double by then, according to Viavi's annual State of the Network report.
In the survey of more than 600 security and network pros from multiple countries, 46% said bandwidth demand will grow up to 50%, while 41% said their bandwidth needs will increase between 51% and 100%. And 8% see growth of 101% to 150% by 2021, while 4% expect a surge in user requirements will propel needs more than 150%, this year's research found.
Last year, 40% said bandwidth needs would grow up to 50% between 2018 and 2020; 42% said 51% to 100%; 8% said 101% to 150%; and 10% said more than 151%, according to the State of the Network 2018.
Five years ago, by comparison, 77% predicted they would require a 50% increase in bandwidth, 15% expected growth of 51% to 100% and 8% said they would require more than 100% for their networks, the State of the Network 2014 found.
Deploying DOCSIS 3.1 across its entire footprint gave Rogers Communications the ability to offer speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s,
contributing to a broadband segement that generated about 60% of the Canadian operator's $3.05 billion (US) in Q4 cable earnings.
On Jan. 23, Broadband World News hosts a Calix-sponsored webinar that explores several ways CSPs can enhance customer experience and find new business opportunities to avoid devolving into a speed race where nobody wins, not even the customer.
It wasn't long ago that TV was ranked by subscribers as the most important service in the bundle provided by their communications service provider (CSP). Recent research indicates that for nearly three quarters of subscribers, broadband is now the most important service. Broadcast TV is the most important service to only 15% of North American consumers, replaced by OTT video streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+. In addition, many different competitors are moving aggressively to stake a claim in consumers' homes.
In 2020, CSPs need to fight back by transforming their business models, which are becoming more reliant on a single source of revenue: fixed broadband services.
This webinar will focus on helping CSPs transform their business models by placing a firm focus on delivering a sensational subscriber experience and by offering compelling new services that generate value for subscribers. These actions will reinforce the CSP's strategic position in the home network and position themselves for growth in the next decade.
Key topics include:
Being the first to market with WiFi 6 technology, in response to consumer purchases of new devices over the holidays;
Having the insights needed to proactively resolve issues, often before your subscribers even know that there are issues;
Providing help desk agents with the visibility they need to resolve common subscriber issues more quickly;
Delivering a mobile app, in response to consumer demands for the ability to do some things themselves, rather than having to call technical support; and
Addressing consumer concerns around device security, privacy and control with enhanced security and parental controls.
In this insightful Light Reading radio show, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will outline the key service provider challenges, deployment considerations, next-gen Gigabit technologies, and service models to win market share in the rapidly growing MDU market.