Cisco thinks that Global IP Traffic will increase more than fourfold by 2014, and that the growth in traffic will continue to be dominated by video, exceeding 91 percent of global consumer IP traffic by 2014. Improvements in network bandwidth capacity and Internet speeds, along with the increasing popularity of HDTV, 3DTV and video streaming websites are key factors expecting to quadruple IP traffic from 2009 to 2014. They have also made their prediction tool available for us to make our own predictions.
Cisco announced today that they have teamed up with Cox Communication to deliver new Cox “Plus Package”, which features Cox's new Trio tru2way(R) interactive program guide, Whole Home digital video recorder (DVR)and expanded line-up of HD channels. With Cisco’s next generation Explorer range of set-top boxes.
Cisco announced the release of the Linksys by Cisco Dual Band Wireless-N ADSL2+ Modem Gigabit Router (WAG320N). The modem router has an integrated ADSL2+ modem for high-speed Internet connectivity and is equipped with the latest Dual-Band Wireless-N technology.
Earlier this year Cisco announced the release of two home gadgets that promises to enhance the way we interact and enjoy our digital media. The two products are: Cisco Multiroom Home Audio - will make it easy to play music from a variety of sources wirelessly throughout the home and the Cisco Media Hub - to help us enjoy all our digital photos, music and video anytime and anywhere.
Broadcom, Cisco, DIRECTV and Samsung are forming an alliance to develop a specification for a full-featured "pixel accurate” Remote User Interface (RUI) that will form the core of the new RVU technology. The RVU Alliance complements and benefits existing industry interoperability initiatives and underscores its founders’ commitment to the sharing of digital content in the connected home.
The Challenging market condition at the moment represents different things to different businesses. For Cisco it could be coincidental or deliberate that they seem to be refocusing on customer’s homes rather than their business network equipment. According to The Mercury News website Cisco is working with phone and cable carriers on products and services that let consumers hold video conferences through their televisions, see Cisco to use Medianet to Deliver Next Generation Connected Life at Home Solution.
Cisco announced that they will be using their Medianet cable service provider to deliver next generation digital home content. The medianet service provider is an intelligent network optimized for rich media that can help drive video strategy for enterprises, consumers and service providers. Cisco is the only company that, along with our partners, can address rich media from an end-to-end perspective by taking advantage of deep expertise in IP networking, video and consumer premise solutions.
The new Linksys by Cisco Media Hub Home is a complete connected home solution for those who want to have a hub for all your media files, whether its music, photos or any other digital media. The Linksys Media Hub allows you to share your media around the home and throughout the world – the system is shipped with massive capacity, intelligent aggregation, and media-optimized sharing and file-serving capabilities.