Rural Service Providers Prepare for IP Traffic Growth

As the recent Cisco Visual Networking Index highlights, annual Internet Protocol (IP) traffic is forecasted to triple between 2014-19 due to an increased number of Internet users, personal devices, machine-to-machine (M2M) connections, faster broadband speeds, and the adoption of advanced video services.  In fact, IP Video is expected to comprise up to 80 percent of global IP traffic by 2019. 

More than 2/3 of overall IP traffic is expected to originate from mobile connections (including Wi-Fi). While these predictions represent a global numbers forecast, they also foretell the traffic nature for Rural Service Providers over the next 4-5 years. Although we don't expect the number of USERS to increase significantly in many rural areas, the number of DEVICES will certainly grow, along with the associated need for additional bandwidth, network functionality and solution flexibility.  

With the requests for gigabit services to businesses, homes and increased Wi-Fi hotspot coverage and 4G backhaul bandwidth demands, Rural Service Providers have options to choose from to prepare for the coming Internet traffic growth. Trying to leveraging your existing network where possible while updating your network design and migrating to newer platforms at the same time can be a daunting task. 

CHR Engineers have been busy developing 5-year Broadband Plans, designing Fiber Networks, performing Network Assessments, selecting equipment, and helping our clients secure funding to build networks designed to last.  Our Equipment Sales and System Integration teams have also been configuring and implementing network and equipment upgrades across the country, leveraging our certified staff and partnerships with multiple vendors. We welcome the opportunity to discuss ways we can assist you as well.

To find out more about CHR's Engineering Services contact us at or 713-351-5111.

Written by Michael Beecher at 00:00
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