Network Service Providers Hit with AI Traffic Surge

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After decades of secretive testing, with the occasional competition between a human and computer at a high-level board game, artificial intelligence (AI) entered into the mainstream in 2023 for everyone to use as a tool for text creation, photo and video editing, and add-on automation connected to popular software programs.

At the consumer-level, a lot of this is being provided for free at the moment, with premium plans for additional features and priority access. Various startups and tech companies operating these AI services are hemorrhaging money, with many spending hundreds of millions on cloud service costs each month and giddy investors footing the bill.

It is also placing a lot of strain on network operators, with more complex workloads requiring faster speeds and more bandwidth to provide adequate service. In the data center world, operators have started to offer AI-focused servers to meet the demand, outfitting them with GPUs and other high-performance computing (HPC) specifically designed for AI workloads. Everything, down to the networking protocol preference, is being debated for which is superior for AI.

AI-Driven Traffic Surge

Network service operators have AI at the forefront of their minds when it comes to future use, with

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