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Canadian IP traffic to expand 2.4 times by 2018: Cisco

Media | 06/10/2014 8:14 pm EDT

Data transmitted over Internet protocol networks with devices in Canada will be about 2.4 times more in 2018 than what it was last year, according to a new report from Cisco Systems Inc. Highlights of Canadian figures from Cisco's latest Visual Networking Index show IP traffic in Canada will reach a total of 42.3 exabytes (about 42.3 billion gigabytes) in 2018, compared to 17.4 exabytes in 2013. That represents average annual growth of 19 per cent between now and 2018, Cisco said. IP traffic is comprised mostly of traffic over the Internet, and also includes private networks or other...

Canadian mobile data traffic, speeds up almost 100% in 2013: Cisco

telecom | 02/05/2014 4:18 am EST

The average mobile connection speed of Canadian smartphones nearly doubled in 2013, climbing to more than 10 Mbps, Cisco Systems Inc. said in a new report released Wednesday. In Canadian highlights for an annual update of its Visual Networking Index data usage summary, Cisco said the average smartphone connection speed in Canada in 2013 reached 10,777 kbps, or 10.5 Mbps, up from 5,824 kbps, or about 5.7 Mbps, in 2012. The reason for that increase, Cisco executives said, is the spread of...