What to expect in 2006: Expert predictions for the coming year

Alas, another year is upon us and with it is sure to come a multitude of developments in the ever-evolving field of networking. From IPv6 to IMS, PoE to WCCP, our experts and contributors weigh in with their thoughts on what you can expect in 2006.

Alas, another year is upon us and with it are sure to be a multitude of developments in the ever-evolving field of networking. From IPv6 to IMS, PoE to WCCP, our experts and contributors weigh in with their thoughts on what you can expect in 2006.


  • The buzzwords for 2006: Awareness and automation by Loki Jorgenson

  • Security and compliance issues will dominate the new year by Puneet Mehta

  • Look for 10 Gigabit Ethernet to make its move in 2006 by Ed Tittel

  • MIMO makes a splash in 2006 by Lisa Phifer

  • 2006 may be the year of network management and storage networks by Sudhanshu Gupta

  • One-size-doesn't-fit-all in optimization in 2006 by Dwight Barker

  • VoIP will blossom, IPTV will not, in 2006 by Chris Cox

  • Focus will be on performance management and security in 2006 by Carrie Higbie

  • This was first published in January 2006

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