ECOC 2017 Market Focus – State of the Optical Transport Market

By Acacia | Posted on September 19, 2017

Demand Surging for Bandwidth and Network Capacity

Traffic demand is growing for traditional carriers and Web 2.0 content providers

Data and video
Video will represent 82% of all IP traffic in 20211

Mobile and 4GLTE/5G
Wireless and mobile device traffic more than 63% of total IP traffic by 20211

Cloud Services
By 2020, 92% of all data center traffic will come from the cloud2

Changing Traffic Patterns
Smartphone traffic will exceed PC traffic by 20211

“Internet of Things”
The number of devices connected to IP networks will be 3x as high as the global population in 20211

Demand is surging for bandwidth and network capacity. There is increasing interest from C + L band networks. Download the presentation to learn how optical interfaces are evolving to keep pace.


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1. Source: Cisco VNI Global IP Traffic Forecast 2016-2021
2. Source: Cisco Global Cloud Index 2016-2020, June 2017