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Cisco Predicts IP traffic to Exceed by 767 Exabytes in Four Years

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2010 – Last week Cisco released its Visual Networking Index which looks at how internet traffic will evolve over the next five years. They predict that “Annual global IP traffic will exceed three-quarters of a zettabyte (767 exabytes) in four years. Global IP traffic grew 45 percent during 2009 to reach an annual run rate of 176 exabytes per year or 15 exabytes per month. In 2014, global IP traffic will reach 767 exabytes per year or 64 exabytes per month. The average monthly traffic in 2014 will be equivalent to 32 million people streaming Avatar in 3D, continuously for the entire month.” Keep Reading

AT&T Eyeing Stake in Indian Mobile Company

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2010 –Telecom giant AT&T is in talks with Reliance Communications, one of India’s top mobile phone firms, to possibly purchase a minority share in the firm. Reliance was one of the few companies in the recent spectrum auction in India to obtain large sections of the Broadband Wireless Allocation band. Reliance is also in talks with Etisalat Emirates Telecommunications Corp., an Abu Dhabi-based telecom company. Keep Reading

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