According to Bell Labs Consulting, analysis massive increases in overall network traffic and the types of devices connecting to the network will require new, innovative thinking and bold business plans. Some of these predictions include:
- Metro Video traffic will increase 9x by 2020.
- Data center and cloud will increase metro traffic by 6x by 2020.
- Global demand for content on mobile devices will drive 31x traffic growth by 2020; 56 percent of which will be covered by Wi-Fi.
- SDN can lead to 10X reduction in time to bring new sites onboard in enterprise communications networks.
The new Bell Labs Consulting group brings together a multi-disciplinary team of Bell Labs scientists, technologists, modelers and services and solutions experts to perform objective analyses and to provide actionable insights and recommendations, with expertise in a wide-range of technical fields including: SDN, NFV, cloud, wireless, fixed access, optical networking and IP routing, new revenue models, and optimized operations as well as ‘vertical’ industries ranging from defense communications and private-sector networking to utilities and railways.
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