Warning: Shrinking Loss Budgets Ahead

Warning: Shrinking Loss Budgets Ahead

Warning: Shrinking Loss BudgetsIf you are concerned about your network's performance, you need to be concerned about shrinking loss budgets.

In the world of information technology it seems the only constant is change. Your network's cabling infrastructure is no exception. The demand for higher speeds is increasing. It will continue to increase.

The use of the internet is pervasive. The use of video and mobile traffic data is growing at eye-opening rates.

Just look at the following:

“Annual global IP traffic will pass the zettabyte (1000 exabytes) threshold by the end of 2016, and will reach 1.6 zettabytes per year by 2018. In 2016, global IP traffic will reach 1.1 zettabytes per year or 91.3 exabytes (one billion gigabytes) per month, and by 2018, global IP traffic will reach 1.6 zettabytes per year or 131.9exabytes per month.” The Zettabyte Era—Trends and Analysis

Mobile data traffic will reach the following milestones within the next five years.

  • Monthly global mobile data traffic will surpass 15 exabytes by 2018.
  • The average mobile connection speed will surpass 2 Mbps by 2016.
  • Due to increased usage on smartphones, smartphones will reach 66 percent of mobile data traffic by 2018.
  • Monthly mobile tablet traffic will surpass 2.5 exabyte per month by 2018.
  • Tablets will exceed 15 percent of global mobile data traffic by 2016.
  • 4G traffic will be more than half of the total mobile traffic by 2018.
  • There will be more traffic offloaded from cellular networks (on to Wi-Fi) than remain on cellular networks by2018.

- Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast


Shrinking Loss Budgets are Coming!

With these forecasts for increased traffic and speed demands, your fiber optic cables will be required to perform at top levels. This leaves less room for error. In other words...

Fiber Optic Cables: High Performance Required

It's a pretty simple concept, but one you cannot ignore. When you require higher performance from your fiber optic cables, your cannot afford the same amount of Db loss. You have a very specific loss budget, and if you exceed this amount of Db loss, your network experiences performance issues and even downtime.

  • Are you prepared for the coming demands for traffic and speed?
  • Do you have the quality of cable you need?
  • Do you have a well organized structured cabling system?

These are the questions you need to be asking. Fiber cabling performance and being very mindful about loss budgets is so important.

Loss budgets will be shrinking. Make sure you are ready.