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Quantifying the ‘New’ Network Pressure

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Long before 2020, networks were experiencing transformation—both caused and facilitated by the rise of cloud, gaming, IoT, streaming media, 5G, and edge compute.

Now networks are suddenly facing massive increases in demand from millions forced to go virtual—for work, school, healthcare, and more.

The network impact is staggering. In just three months*:

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Internet traffic in the U.S. and Europe jumped more than 30% on fixed networks, while upstream traffic grew over 80%.

Video conferencing traffic for one provider in the U.S. soared 0%.

 
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Gaming app traffic on average increased 90%.

A U.S. content delivery network saw traffic exceed 0 Tb/s for the first time.

 
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A Japanese Telco saw weekday data usage jump 40%.**

* January – March 2020

** February – April 2020

The Adaptive Network is built with exactly this kind of pressure in mind

Outdated legacy systems only make it harder for network providers and enterprises to keep up. The time is now to take steps toward building networks designed to adapt under pressure.

When it comes to networks, there won’t be a return to ‘normal’—especially when continued unpredictability is the only thing we can accurately predict.

Networks need open, flexible solutions to real business challenges. With that in mind, the Adaptive Network Use Case Series describes several mass-scale pressures increasingly felt by network providers—along with specific solutions designed for today’s (and tomorrow’s) demands.

It’s our hope that sharing these achievable, tangible steps toward critical network modernization helps pave the way for the next-generation adaptability needed now.

Let’s take the steps together.

The Adaptive Network

Network solutions for a
high-pressure world

The Adaptive Network Use Cases address real business challenges and demonstrate how to ensure your network is always ready to adapt.

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