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Solving the Mobile Backhaul Bottleneck

Are you ready for the next bandwidth crunch? All of a sudden, the low-profile topic of mobile service provider backhaul network infrastructure has quickly moved to the forefront of telecom industry dialogue. Why all the fuss? Two words -- data explosion.Pent-up demand for data services has created a sense of urgency. While 3G radio technologies such as HSPA have already driven enormous data growth, 4G technologies LTE and WiMAX will exacerbate the problems. Therefore, to help U.S. wireless carriers stay ahead of the growing demand for high-bandwidth wireless services, Verizon has begun offering its advanced fiber-optic network to provide backhaul links between cell towers and mobile switching offices. Read More »

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The Cable Show: Evolving Networks to Deliver Content on Multiple Devices

Kip Compton, GM Video and Content Platform Business Unit, summarizes his discussions with cable operators at the show and explains how evolving to a virtualized infrastructure is enabling the delivery of content to multiple devices, in turn helping subscribers live the Connected Life they are demanding.

The Cable Show: Advanced Advertising – Whats New?

John Morrow, VP Strategy & Development SP Video Technology Group, talks about the recent developments with advanced advertising and how Cisco is working with Canoe Ventures, the joint venture established by many operators in North America, on the new standards for the industry.

The Cable Show: Enhancing the End User Experience Through Intelligent Media-Aware Networks

Tony Bates, Senior VP Service Provider Group, discusses the new compelling services cable operators can deliver within the home and how Cisco is enabling these offerings through intelligent media-aware networks, fully optimized for the next generation of rich media.

Wrapping Up One Busy Week

I wanted to give you a quick wrap up of Cisco’s busy week of shows and announcements, across the CTIA, NCTA, and VoiceCon shows.