I have just returned from a very interesting and jammed-packed week at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona. A record 93,000 plus people are estimated to have attended this year’s premier technology festival. Much has changed in the industry over the last year since I reported my observations of MWC 2014. However, what is most remarkable is how the boundaries of mobility continue to expand and morph – everything now seems to be mobile? As such, the show offers a fascinating glimpse into the future of technology and the major social and business shifts that we can expect in the next few years.
The following are my personal observations and extrapolations from the show Read More »
Tags: 5G, business models, Cisco, IoT, mobile, mobile data, mobile devices, mobile networks, mobile operators, mobile world congress, mobility, monetization, MWC 2015, NFV, service providers, small cells, wi-fi
Guest blog by Frederic Trate, SP Product and Solutions Marketing
One may say this is a topic the telecom industry has been working on for many years and that’s somewhat true. Remember the time when routing protocols and QoS (Quality of Service) mechanisms were the only tools at Service Provider’s disposal to arbitrate between sensitive and non-sensitive traffic? That worked pretty well as long as Service Providers only had to support a few applications – mainly voice and data.
Over time however, as carriers began to converge networks assets into a single, unified IP infrastructure they were faced with the challenge of increasing control over their network infrastructure. Programmability was not yet an industry buzzword but Read More »
Tags: AER, agility, Application Engineered Routing, asr, ASR9000, Cisco, epn, esp, Evolved, IOS XRv, mpls, SDN, Service Provider, virtualization
When I talk to service providers around the world, many of them tell me how difficult it is to capture intelligent information about their customers’ mobile usage, including whom their top customers are, which social media sites are being accessed, and what information is being streamed live. What’s more, mobile data and usage continues to grow exponentially which will make capturing this information even more difficult over time. According to the most recent Cisco® Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast by 2019, there will be over 21 billion mobile connections. In addition, mobile data traffic will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 57 percent, reaching 24.3 exabytes per month by 2019.
Now, mobile service providers need to better manage all Read More »
Tags: Cisco, Cisco Cloud Service, Cisco Mobility IQ, Cisco® Visual Networking Index (VNI), Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, InterCloud, Mobile World Congress 2015, mobility, MWC15, service providers, wifi
Last week at Mobile World Congress was incredibly busy and there were many compelling announcements. In case you missed it one that we’re especially excited about was about how Light Reading commissioned the European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC) as an independent party to validate Cisco’s Cloud Managed Business Solutions.
This study is truly groundbreaking as it’s the first effort of its kind to evaluate Read More »
Tags: Cisco, EANTC, epn, esp, evolved programmable network, Megatest, mobility iq, NFV, SDN, Service Provider
Guest blog by Igor Dayen, SP Product and Solutions Marketing
Cisco Live Milan 2015 has just concluded and concluded with a bang of record-breaking attendance and increased customers’ understanding of the IoE and service provider Technologies. In my first post-show blog, I focused on the overall booth offerings and discussed relevance of Evolved Services Platform (ESP) and Evolved Programmable Network (EPN) to service providers’ success and the importance of properly addressing their requirements. I decided that it is important enough to provide additional highlights on the Cisco Live event. Before I share with you the remaining demo information, I wanted to recap the technologies that I described in the first post-show blog:
- nV Technology to simplify operations in the Network edge
- Segment Routing to enabled SDN-based routing and simplifying network operations
- Operational Simplicity enabled by Autonomic Networking in the Access
- Network Service Orchestration using Tail-f
- Virtualized Managed Business Services: delivering Cloud VPN
The above mentioned technologies are key innovations and bring a wealth of choices to the service provider when they create and deliver services to their business and residential users.
We attempted to bring a comprehensive collection of demos to help service providers Read More »
Tags: business transformation, Cisco, Cisco Live Milan, David Ward, epn, esp, evolved programmable network, evolved services platform, Kelly Ahuja, NFV, SDN, Service Provider, Service Provider Strategy, SP