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Cisco CEO On 5G: 'We're Going To See More Traffic Created In 2022 Than We Have Seen To Date'

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins Friday talked about the ‘unbelievable’ traffic volume boom that 5G will create, while also touching on hot topics such as the security market and Huawei's impact on Cisco.

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What else will we see as a result of 5G and what is realistic to expect right now?  

I think you're going to see some providers will be a part of these opportunities to pilot 5G on a mobile handset to show what's possible. We did a recent study and [found that] in 2022, we're going to see more traffic created in that year than we have seen to date. It’ll be 400 million-plus 5G connections [by 2022]. What’s going to happen is that you’re going to see these customers and the large service providers need to build out dedicated network infrastructure for 5G because of all the capacity. So when you see speeds at four to five times on a mobile device than what we are seeing today at a lower latency—latency meaning how quickly you get responses across the network—that really enables new enterprise applications. It's going to be big, it's starting this year and will just roll for the next few years.

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