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Alcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs forecasts a 560 percent increase in data traffic on metro networks by 2017

A Bell Labs study released by Alcatel-Lucent indicates that data traffic on metropolitan (‘metro’) access and aggregation networks is set to increase by 560 percent by 2017, driven by demand for video and the proliferation of data centers. Even more significantly, the study showed that by 2017 more than 75 percent of that traffic will stay in metro networks, as compared to 57 percent today

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