Visual Networking Index
Cisco has developed a model for the estimation of future global IP traffic growth. The worldwide leader in networking technology for the Internet, Cisco has a unique ability to gather and interpret IP network data as a result of its broad experience with customers and global reach.
Today networks are an essential part of business, education, government, and home communications. Many consumer and business IP networking trends are being driven largely by video and social networking and collaboration (i.e., Web 2.0 technologies), which combined are termed “visual networking.” The Cisco Visual Network Index is the company’s ongoing effort to forecast the growth and use of IP networking worldwide, and it is based on Cisco analysis and independent analysts’ forecasts.