By Leonard Luna, Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco Service Provider Solutions
Timing is everything. Faced with the ever-increasing challenges and opportunities of the Internet of Everything (IoE), the timing of Cisco’s Spring Packet Optical Networking Conference, May 13-15 at the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose, couldn’t be better.
Fondly referred to as the PONC (‘pon-see’), Cisco coordinates this event with its customers and prospects twice a year: a Spring event in North America, and a Fall event in Monza Italy. Besides being an immensely influential source of customer input and feedback for Cisco, the conference’s is designed to foster collaboration among attendees – often highlighted by compelling customer presentation and/or panels discussions by luminaries from the world’s leading ISP, OTT and ILEC organizations. This year will be no different, and we look forward to you helping us Light up our Spring event.
Bill Gartner, Vice President and General Manager, Cisco High End Routing and Optical Business Unit, provides a PONC overview and invites you to participate.
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Tags: ONE, one network environment, Optical, packet optical network conference, PONC, routing, Service Provider
Contributed By Dr. Ken Morse, Chief Technology Officer of Connected Devices at Cisco
To compete in today’s market, your network needs to support new business models and increase revenue while lowering your operating expenses. You need a network that is:
In order to reach these goals the network is increasingly becoming virtualized. Virtualization is being pursued across the architecture at all different levels — applications and networking functions now become compute workloads – but to fully reach value, virtualization cannot just be discrete implementations but rather needs to be automated and orchestrated together.
The benefits of virtualization are many: Read More »
Tags: home gateway, Service Provider, virtualization
There are times where more is better; more sunshine, more vacation time, more cupcakes!
However, less is also good. Think of a round of golf, or perhaps root canals!
Or how about the quantity of customer premises equipment (CPE) you need to deliver a compelling video and data experience to your subscribers?
Imagine one box of tricks that does the lot… and more!
Well at Cisco, we just made one.
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Tags: broadband, Service Provider, unified gateways, video, video gateways, video wireless, videoscape, wifi
By Joe Chow, VP & GM, Connected Devices Business Unit, Cisco
With the proliferation of IP devices and ubiquitous access to broadband, consumers are increasingly enjoying the benefits of “being connected”. But being able to adjust your thermostat while on vacation or remotely limit your child’s internet access is just the tip of the iceberg. There is a wealth of revenue opportunities that service providers can extract from the business market place.
One example is energy.
What does a service provider have to do with energy you ask? Well Read More »
Tags: broadband, Connected Life, Digital Life, Energy Management, IP connectivity, Service Provider
This past January proved to be somewhat of a milestone for Cisco as we surpassed 4 million shipments of our Video-Optimized Wireless Set-top Boxes (VoWs). The momentum clearly seems to be continuing for these flexible and versatile set-tops in the home as, come May, we will have shipped over 5.5 million units.
Hardly surprising really.
Untethered by chords, these boxes offer consumers some handy benefits that are sure to enhance the viewing experience.
Take flexibility for example. Your customers no longer need to place their TV on a wall with a coax outlet. They can put it wherever they like. Inside, outside, it really doesn’t matter. That way, they can move the set-top to Read More »
Tags: Service Provider, set top box, stb, video, video wifi, video wireless, videoscape