Today’s massive data explosion has been triggered by bandwidth-intensive multimedia content and connected devices, as well as businesses adopting the latest networking technologies and applications. According to Cisco’s® Visual Networking Index (VNI) and VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, global IP traffic has increased more than fourfold in the past five years, and will increase threefold over the next five years. Cisco also forecasts annual global IP traffic will surpass the zettabyte threshold by the end of 2017, while global mobile data traffic will increase nearly elevenfold between 2013 and 2018. While the explosion signifies proliferation of technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), it also brings up a bigger question: can carriers’ ability to deliver bandwidth keep up with growing end-user consumption?
TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) owns and operates one of the world’s most extensive fiber backbones, offering its customers up to 100G bandwidth on demand. The company recently announced its continued North American expansion efforts to meet growing demands for high-performance connectivity in the Dallas metro area as well the growing Northern Virginia market by connecting the Evoswitch data center in Washington to its North American backbone. TSIC’s North American expansion, which now spans over 24,000 kilometers of fiber, further strengthens its global backbone and upholds its commitment to providing reliable, always-on connectivity anywhere. The company also recently announced the launch of its Diameter Roaming Exchange (DRX) service, a roaming solution that enables mobile operators to provide subscribers with high-speed, high-quality 4G services outside of their domestic coverage footprint.
TSIC is also a proud sponsor of International Telecoms Week’s (ITW) official opening keynote on Sunday, May 11 at 5:30 PM, featuring Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web and celebrity moderator Bill Kurtis, an acclaimed Documentary Host, Producer and Broadcaster. Brendan Ives, President of TSIC, will also be a panelist on the ‘Driving Innovation across the Carrier Portfolio’ session, taking place at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, May 14.
Nearly 6,000 attendees from 1,800 companies and 140 countries converge at ITW every year to educate, network and buy and sell voice / data products and services. The conference, widely recognized as the premier wholesale carrier event in the world, offers attendees a variety of networking and meeting opportunities, an integrated exhibit and bilateral table area, and a wide range of educational sessions.
For more information about TeliaSonera International Carrier, visit www.teliasoneraic.com.