Global mobile traffic to increase seven-fold by 2021

08 February 2017

Cisco’s latest VNI predicts 5.5 billion mobile users globally by 2021. This infographic shows regional growth.

Cisco’s latest VNI predicts 5.5 billion mobile users globally by 2021. This infographic shows regional growth.

Worldwide mobile data traffic will increase seven-fold over the next five years, and represent 20 per cent of total global IP traffic, according to Cisco.

The UN estimates that the global population will reach 7.8 billion people by 2021. 

Of these, 5.5 billion are forecasted to be mobile phone users. Cisco says that’s more than those who use bank accounts (5.4 billion), running water (5.3 billion), or landlines (2.9 billion). 

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Mobile working in healthcare sector linked to improved productivity

08 February 2017

Research claims mobile optimised working environments help to create satisfied and loyal staff in healthcare organisations.

Research claims mobile optimised working environments help create satisfied healthcare staff.

The use of mobile technology in and out of the workplace is making a positive impact on the productivity and job satisfaction of healthcare workers, says a new study.

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Citrix and Equinix team up to support hybrid cloud architecture

23 December 2016

Equinix customers can now use Citrix’s SD-WAN platform for connecting to the Equinix Cloud Exchange.

Equinix customers can now use Citrix’s SD-WAN platform for connecting to the Equinix Cloud Exchange.

Citrix has partnered with global interconnection data centre company Equinix in an effort to help customers move confidently to a hybrid cloud architecture.

The solution leverages an Equinix Performance Hub to provide an SD-WAN solution that that connects an enterprise’s locations to one of Equinix’s more than 145 data centres around the world. 

Citrix says the connections are built with its NetScaler SD-WAN. They consist of secure tunnels established over multiple aggregated network links, including public internet, MPLS and wireless. 

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