Despite phenomenal growth in mobile devices and application – and seemingly insatiable consumer demand – many key players in the mobile industry are struggling. This paradox – huge growth and customer demand, yet significant business and market challenges – is making it difficult for many companies in the mobile value chain to understand the key drivers that shaping the industry and the coming challenges and opportunities. And, most important, they are searching for strategies that will lead to success.
Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG) examines this phenomenon in a new paper published on the Service Provider Thought Leadership section of the IBSG website.
Titled “The New Mobile World Order: Perspectives on the Future of the Mobile Industry”, this IBSG paper provides a perspective on the key disruptors and tipping points redefining mobility, while producing two plausible scenarios for the future of the mobile industry. These provide a framework enabling mobile operators to evaluate their futures and rationally assess strategic options. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, IBSG, mobile_operators, mobility, service_provider
As the eyes of the world focus on London for the next two weeks, we expect to see a significant amount of media coverage around the role social media and online viewing are playing in shifting TV viewing habits. Cisco is helping reinvent that TV experience with our Videoscape platform, which provides the technology to create a personalized and interactive multiscreen experience. We’re also a partner of NBC in a pretty cool demonstration around the future of TV at the Olympics.
This week, Cisco’s David Hsieh and Yoav Schreiber hosted a webcast to discuss how shifting consumer media consumption habits are having an impact on the business models of everyone in the business. They also delve into how Videoscape is allowing content owners, aggregators and service providers to compete in the emerging multi-screen market.
Check out the webcast here.
Tags: tv, video, videoscape
Already number one in the mobile infrastructure market (ACG Research, May 2012), Cisco continues to press ahead.
With worldwide mobile network traffic expected to increase 18-fold between 2011 and 2016 (Cisco Visual Networking Index) Cisco today introduced the foundation for a new generation of mobile Internet networks — the ASR 5500.
The ASR 5500 extends the industry-leading Cisco ASR 5000 series and delivers the agility and scale service providers need going forward. As the industry’s first elastic mobile solution, the ASR 5500 was designed to enable operators to address the “new normal,” which includes:
- Dramatic growth of mobile lifestyle devices – consumers are buying sophisticated and powerful Internet-enabled devices and expect to be able to use them at home, at work, and on the road via bring-your-own-device or BYOD.
- Desire for application freedom – explosive growth in applications by users, always-on applications and “chatty” devices.
- Rise of the Internet of things – connecting billions of machines -- not just people. Read More »
Over the past several years, the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) — which projects IP traffic trends based upon independent analyst forecasts, usage surveys from operators and other primary research — has become a valuable resource for many. Some have called it an industry standard.
Today, Cisco announced the latest update to the VNI, as well as a new, complementary study―the Cisco VNI Service Adoption Forecast -- which includes projections for residential, consumer mobile, and business services growth rates from 2011 -- 2016. Here are just a few of the top-level findings:
- The total number of fixed and mobile devices and connections on global networks will grow from 10.3 billion in 2011 to 18.9 billion by 2016 – nearly doubling in only 5 years.
Global IP Traffic
- Global IP traffic will nearly quadruple from 2011 to 2016.
- By 2016, the sum of all forms of video will exceed 86% of global consumer traffic.
Global Service Adoption
- The fastest-growing service across all residential service categories (TV & Internet) from 2011 to 2016 will be digital TV
- Mobile video will be the fastest-growing consumer mobile service from 2011 to 2016.
- Desktop video conferencing will be the fastest-growing service across all business service categories (mobile and fixed) from 2011 to 2016.
You can view a 24-minute VNI Highlights video, which features Cisco senior analysts discussing key takeaways from this year’s research. Read More »
Cisco announced today new survey findings that show many IT managers are not only saying yes to BYOD and mobility but are embracing it. Cisco also highlighted ‘Smart Solutions’ for the enterprise and opportunities for service providers that can drive amazing and secure mobile experiences at work, home and virtually anywhere. Check out today’s news along with today’s webcast here.