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Cisco VNI: Annual internet traffic to grow 20% by 2018
The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) has been around almost as long as this newsletter/blog, and this year’s predictions suggest that annual internet traffic will grow more than 20% over the next four years. Not surprisingly, video in general and HD/4K video in particular are responsible, with mobile-to-mobile devices driving much of the growth. I expected IP video to make up 79% of all IP traffic by 2018, up from 66% in 2013.The survey is also predicting a shift in traffic composition, suggesting that between now and 2018 most traffic will originate from devices other than personal computers. In addition, Cisco predicts that “Wi-Fi traffic will exceed wired traffic for the first time and high-definition (HD) video will generate more traffic than standard definition (SD) video,” according to the company’s news release. According to the survey, Wi-Fi connections will generate 61% of IP traffic by 2018, while cellular data services will contribute 15% of traffic. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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Comcast's latest bad idea turns your Wi-Fi into everybody's Wi-Fi
Some ideas are just plain bad and when you hear about one of these you have to wonder how and why those responsible ever thought it was good in the first place…which brings me to Comcast’s latest “good idea”which transcends bad and moves into “sucks.”Before we slice and dice the badness, let me first outline what Comcast plans to do: The company plans to create what will become the biggest Wi-Fi network in the country by transforming residential Xfinity gateways into public Wi-Fi access points (public, that is, if you’re an Xfinity customer).Now that may sound good in principle, but if you’re a customer and up to five other passing customers can glom onto your network, there’s potentially going to be a bandwidth loss as far as you’re concerned. According to the Houston ChronicleTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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New products of the week 06.16.14
Our roundup of intriguing new products. Read how to submit an entry to Network World's products of the week slideshow. Product Name: SafeNet High Speed Encryption Solutions, CN Series Ethernet EncryptorsTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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DDoS attacks against Feedly inconvenience millions … and it's partly Google's fault
Bad guys have been attacking Feedly’s website for two days now – demanding ransom -- and it’s somehow Google’s fault?Not exactly, although millions of users did flock to Feedly in the wake of Google’s decision to deep-six Google Reader … and those millions – including yours truly – have been denied access to our favorite RSS feeds  while Feedly fends off these bad guys.From the Building Feedly blog: 7:26am PST: We are currently being targeted by a second DDoS attack and are working with our service providers to mitigate the issue.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


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