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Broadband Progress

phone jackEven in the current economy, the number of broadband subscribers continues to increase. Recent reports suggest that even in the current macroeconomic environments, consumers are unwilling to give up their broadband connections. Verizon now has a total of 1.9M subs for their FiOS service, Comcast at 24.6M subs, Time Warner at 8.6Msubs.Think about it – would you be willing to go back to a modem connection? Shoot me now because my level of expectation is so high that I can’t wait an hour for a powerpoint presentation. And a funny video sent to me by a friend? (This is one of my favorites…). That would take me offline for the afternoon if I were modem-tied. Rather, I’m a broadband-o-phile all the way, and, chances are, if you’re reading this post, you are too. Read More »

Top Three Reasons to Play (and Challenge a Friend) in the Cisco Edge Quest 2 Tournament

Edge Quest 2 Tournament - Get your game on!Hello. It’s Cisco ASR 9000 Edge Master Webster, again.I am pleased to launch the Cisco Edge Quest 2 Tournament – starting today and running through Friday March 6th. TWO weeks and ample opportunity for you to practice and submit your scores, so you too can gain “EdgeMaster” status and win some great prizes to boot!!Edge Quest 2 is a fast, fun online game highlighting the Cisco ASR 9000 series router. And, I’m convinced you’ll want to prove your Edge expertise by start some friendly “challenges” with your friend, foe and family. There are three levels to the game, and, to you, I offer the top three reasons to participate and compete to win: Read More »

Mobile World Congress 2009: Monetizing the Experience

Jeff Spagnola, Vice President of Worldwide Managed Services talks about what’s top of mind for mobile operators from a recent European tour and how they can monetize innovative services and applications and make the experience for end users better. Highlights include converged mobile on the move experiences that leverage the different assets that Cisco brings to providers.

Mobile World Congress 2009: How Fast Are You Right Here, Right Now?

Our host, Doug Webster, talks about how Cisco’s Global Internet Speed Test allows consumers to see their own digital fingerprint and determine their network speed at any location or place. Not only does GIST help users optimize their activities in the human network, but it also helps Cisco and providers learn more about consumer usage to help better develop and plan deployments to optimize your network experiences for the future.

Mobile World Congress 2009: From Emerging to Next Generation

Massimo Migliuolo and Tony Shakib, Vice Presidents for Emerging Markets, give their perspectives on the changes in the mobile industry over the last few years and how many nations with developing infrastructure are among the leaders in their aggressive deployment of the latest IP-based next generation infrastructure.