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My #InternetOfEverything World: Living the Connected Life

The power of connectivity is driving change at an unprecedented rate, fueled exponentially by technology. According to Cisco’s latest Visual Networking Index (VNI), over half a billion mobile devices and connections were added in 2013 and, by the end of 2014, the number of connected devices will exceed the number of people on the planet. And as mobile network connection speeds double by 2018, it will become easier and faster to increase the numb…

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Achieving New Wi-Fi Heights

…e ground breaking advances we’re doing with some of the world’s leading SPs on Hotspot 2.0 to enable a seamless mobile experience. In fact, this topic of Wi-Fi  deserves attention.  Not just because, according to Cisco Mobile VNI, by 2017 more traffic will be offloaded from the mobile network than will be on it, but also because it will be the primary way for many to get access to the network in the first place.  That was certainly the case a cou…

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Cisco Quantum Virtualized Packet Core: Automated and Orchestrated

…ended the 2014 MWC attended the 4 day event, setting another new record. Every mobile operator, systems integrator, software and hardware vendor that touched the mobile industry was there. People were everywhere and all I can say was wow…. MWC Hot Topics that companies presented were on monetization, virtualization, and supersizing network components. With all of the hundreds of customers that I had the chance to speak with, virtualization and or…

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Mobile Monetization Takes a Step Forward

ue to significant increase in mobile video viewing. As a result, there are significant numbers of users willing to pay for content-based premium video experiences, as well as content providers anxious to sponsor/zero-rate the same for a revenue-share partnership. After all, as video viewing shifts increasingly to mobile, the entire video advertising model is at stake. Premium user experiences and better ad targeting are necessary for the Advertis…

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XMPP: A Power Tool in Your Tool Box

…e this issue, you need to enable the Conversation Colors plugin. Once configured, the benefits are immediate! As soon as I joined the chat room all-nodes; I can issue the show command to all of my switches or I can apply the same configuration to the group in one single command since XMPP supports privilege 15. As you can see below, a reply will always end with a return value that notifies the sender of the status of the response, a value of 0 m…

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