Lab – Demonstrate the Growth of Data with VNI Answers Lab – Demonstrate the Growth of Data with VNI (Instructor Version)


Demonstrate the growth of data using Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) web site.

  • Part 1: Cisco VNI Forecast Widget


In this lab, you will access the Cisco VNI Forecast Widget to view network traffic growth trends over a five year period. You will select filters to limit or extend your search criteria.


  • PC (OS X, Linux, Windows) with a connection to the Internet

Part 1: Cisco VNI Forecast Widget

Cisco has developed a forecast model to estimate future global IP traffic growth. The current Cisco VNI Forecast and Methodology 2015 – 2020 is based on Cisco analysis and independent analysts’ forecasts.

Note: Flash is required to view the graph in the Cisco VNI Forecast widget.

Step 1: Access Cisco’s VNI Forecast widget.

a. Navigate to Cisco’s VNI Forecast widget:


b. After reviewing the Projecting global IP traffic growth information, click Use the Advanced Editor button.

Step 2: Use the Advanced Editor to change filter settings.

The Advanced Editor allows you to filter the data by Application Type, Network Type, Segment, and Country & Region. You also have options to change the Chart Type, Date Range, and Graphic Theme.

a. To view only Mobile data, remove the Fixed Internet and Managed IP checkmarks under Network Type.

b. Click Uncheck All under the Country & Region section, and then check the Spain checkbox.

c. The bar chart on the right displays the growth of mobile (smartphones and tablets) data over the five-year span from 2015 to 2020. Click the Legend button to view the color coding legend of the bars. Click the Legend button again to hide the legend.

Define and sequence the following terms: Petabyte, Terabyte, and Exabyte.

How does Spain’s IP mobile traffic growth differ from your country’s growth?

Note: If you are interested in testing the speed between your device and your ISP, go to http://www.speedtest.net.



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