The Increasing Demand for Bandwidth
The unending need for more bandwidth is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon, especially with the big data boom and the internet usage era upon us. In fact, according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI), by 2017, global IP traffic will reach 1.4 zettabytes per year, or 120.6 exabytes per month. Moreover, global IP traffic will reach 1.0 zettabytes per year or 83.8 exabytes per month in 2015. These statistics indicate that not only will global internet traffic soar in the coming years, but an unprecedented amount of network capacity will be needed.
Some other chief findings include the fact that:
- Global IP traffic has increased more than fourfold in the past five years
- Metro traffic will surpass long-haul traffic in 2014 and will account for 58 percent of total IP traffic by 2017
- Content delivery networks will carry over half of internet traffic in the next four years
- In 2017, the gigabyte equivalent of all movies ever made will cross global IP networks every 3 minutes
The question is no longer whether we need more bandwidth; it is how we will address the impending surge of traffic and congestion.
Alpheus Communications is Your Texas Bandwidth Provider
As a leading provider of high-bandwidth services for Texas telecom carriers and businesses, Alpheus Communications is uniquely poised to address high-bandwidth network challenges. We are a Texas bandwidth provider that owns and operates an extensive fiber network in Texas’ largest metro areas, including Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio. Our fiber network also covers key cities in South Texas – Corpus Christi, McAllen, Harlingen, and Laredo. Our network is optimized for Ethernet services. In fact, because more than 94,000 locations in Texas are Metro Ethernet qualified on the Alpheus network, enabling these locations have access secure, high-bandwidth Ethernet services.
Our rock-solid fiber network provides the highest-quality business voice, data, Internet services and connectivity to major Texas data center with better than 99.999% availability. Moreover, our customers can rely upon our metro and regional transport services to handle the most bandwidth-demanding applications, such as videoconferencing, storage networking and cloud-based solutions. Our Alpheus core network is not over-subscribed so our customers, carriers and businesses alike always get the bandwidth and network performance required.
To leverage Alpheus as your Texas bandwidth provider, or to request a service quote, call our representative at 1-877-ALPHEUS (1-877-257-4387), or click here to complete our sales inquiry form.