Mobile World Congress isn’t just about mobility anymore.
In fact, this year’s convention, which features everything under the sun that connects to a network and the underlying networking technology itself, is a clear indicator that Cisco’s vision for an Internet of Everything (IoE) world is not far off.
One area of focus this year is the fast-growing managed network and communication services market, which is expected to grow to $62 billion dollars by 2018. Savvy service providers like Telecom Italia, Deutsche Telekom (DT) and Telstra are leveraging virtualization technology to efficiently launch new revenue-generating services to their small- and medium-sized business customers.
At Mobile World Congress 2015, Telecom Italia and Cisco announced that Telecom Italia intends to deliver new Cisco-enabled managed business services, including Cisco Meraki, throughout Italy as part of its innovative LAN management offering.
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Tags: DT, duetsche telekom, mobile world congress, mwc, Service Provider
Cisco and Street-Artist Zosen Team Up for Mural at Mobile World Congress 2015
We are putting a focus on visual experiences at Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC 2015) this week in Barcelona.
Barcelona-based street-artist Zosen and his team of painters are putting their graffiti-style talents to work as they create a lavish wall mural to portray the mobility elements and hot topics at MWC 2015.
There is also a story within the artistic story. A portion of the mural’s left side will be dedicated Read More »
Tags: #CiscoMWC, barcelona, mobile world congress, mobility iq, mural, MWC15, service providers
Have you ever watched a video on your phone or tablet, only to have the video stop and start? While I was traveling out to here to Mobile World Congress, the exact thing happened to me as I was sitting at the airport. It’s frustrating, particularly if it happens for a long period of time or happens frequently during a 30-minute show.
We have the luxury of watching our favorite TV shows from anywhere, whenever we would like to see them. However, the network isn’t always prepared to accommodate the added data demands that video brings for all of their users.
Here at Mobile World Congress, Cisco and Akamai are demonstrating Read More »
Tags: Akamai Mobile Edge, Cisco Policy Suite, demo, mobile operators, mobile world congress, MWC15, Service Provider, video
Like most kids, my children love to call their grandparents and tell them about what is happening at school. We are lucky that we have a great home POTS voice service through our local telephone company. My kids are growing up quickly, and I anticipate that they will want to eventually call from whatever device is in their hands. That could be my cell phone or the regular ‘land line’ home phone. Or what if my son wants to use my Kindle or an iPod touch to make the call? These devices are typically not used for voice calls, only for data applications. Many of them only have Wi-Fi, and right now cannot make voice over Wi-Fi calls without a number of new developments on the device.
The great news is that there are many developments in the Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) space to get us closer to that vision. Some of those new developments are being shown this week at Mobile World Congress. Read More »
Tags: Chemring, Cisco ePDG, Cisco Policy Suite, Cisco Service Provider, mobile world congress, MWC15, VoWifi, wifi
On March 2 at Mobile World Congress, Robert Franks, Managing Director, Digital Commerce at Telefónica UK and Cisco’s Kelly Ahuja, SVP, Service Provider Business, Products & Solutions, had a standing-room only crowd as part of the “Personalizing the Consumer Experience” keynote.
During their session, they emphasized how they could understand the consumer as a digital stream of information, not simply isolated pieces of information. That stream of information, combined with in-person location details, can help both service providers and enterprises improve the experience for their consumer customers. Both Kelly and Robert recognized that the data has always been available, but it wasn’t easily accessible. Now Telefónica and Cisco are working together to find ways to use that information to provide a better experience for consumers.
Kelly summarized it well by stating that “personalization is going to be the key to determine the consumer experience.” Audience members agreed with what was said in real-time tweets.
Both Robert and Kelly discussed Read More »
Tags: mobile world congress, mwc, privacy, security, Service Provider, wi-fi, wireless