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The March to a Truly Global Inter-carrier Intercompany TelePresence

AT&T, BT and Tata Demonstrate Industry's First Cisco TelePresence Call Across Multiple Carrier Networks(aka: the Virtual Frequent Flyer)Like many of you, I am a recovering “road warrior” able to recite airport code names backwards and the exit row numbers for all types of aircraft (rows 20 & 21 for the “nerd bird” flights from Austin and San Jose, btw). For awhile in fact, I checked my frequent flyer account more than my bank account (which is unfortunately far less than the other…) Like many, though, my travel is far less now as I’m basking in the newfound benefits of Cisco TelePresence™ and other collaborative tools that make meetings near life-like, efficient, and permit more time with my family.How many of you remember when airline frequent flyer programs expanded and began to work with one another -- accepting each others miles and allowing us more freedom to choose? Now such alliances, whether they be OneWorld or StarAlliance, are part of a flyer’s expectation. Well, somewhat analogous to this are new, global inter-carrier and intercompany TelePresence capabilities available from Cisco and several service provider partners. Read More »

D3 Is the New Black – And SPs of All Sizes Are Trying It On

DOCSIS 3.0, a.k.a. “D3″, is definitely one of the hottest trends we are seeing among cable service providers of all sizes today. Cisco’s DOCSIS 3.0 solution has now been deployed by more than 35 service providers and more than 135 sites worldwide. In recent months that momentum has shifted to North America where more than 45 sites have deployed DOCSIS 3.0 solutions with Cisco technology. See the deployment map below.map Read More »

Welcome to the Cisco Service Provider Mobility Community

I am delighted to announce the formation of the Cisco SP Mobility Community. This community will bring together mobility experts to collaborate and discuss technical and business challenges in the mobility space. If you are not already a member, please check it out…here are some hot topics so far:

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Cisco Recognized as Outstanding AT&T Supplier

As you may have recently read in the Wall Street Journal, Cisco was honored to have been recognized as a 2009 AT&T Supplier Award winner for outstanding performance and service to AT&T Business Solutions during the past year. We look at this as a big deal since AT&T selected only six suppliers from more than 5,000 in the AT&T supply chain. It’s an even bigger deal for us in that it’s the sixth consecutive year Cisco or the former Scientific-Atlanta have won an AT&T Supplier Award, which proves to us that our efforts to achieve high marks with such a prominent customer are continuing to resonate. Read More »

End of an Era – Analog Television Yields to Digital

EANTC’s Jonathan Morin pulls out a linecard on a Cisco ASR 9010 routerToday, across the United States, the last regular analog television broadcasts are being shut off and by tonight all over-the-air television will only be in a digital format (with a handful of special exceptions for rural areas). Most of the press coverage today has focused on the relatively small number of people who watch TV over the airwaves yet haven’t purchased digital converter boxes. However, the real story is the opportunity it offers providers to deliver faster mobile broadband and other advanced personalized services while leveraging new business opportunties in the Zettabyte era.To mark today’s milestone, let’s look back and compare the video experience of the early televison era with that of today: Read More »