Written by Sailesh Krishnamurthy, Principal Engineer
Service providers around the world are seeing an unprecedented explosion of data in their networks. This explosion is characterized by the “Three Vs” (volume, variety and velocity) that are the typical hallmarks of challenging data problems. The service providers that embrace these problems creatively stand to unlock enormous monetization opportunities. The good news is that service providers are uniquely positioned to correlate and analyze data from across the ecosystem (client, network and cloud).
This blog post will describe some of these analytics opportunities. In my next post, I’ll discuss Cisco’s strategic plans to help service providers in this process with Cisco Prime Analytics.
The data explosion in service provider networks is extremely diverse (“Variety”) and comes from various sources including:
- Mobile Data. Location, presence, devices and customers.
- Video Growth. Projected to be 65% of mobile and 90% of fixed traffic by 2015.
- Machine-2-Machine (M2M): 225 M2M connections by 2014— from vending machines and ATMs to connected vehicles.
- Commerce. Mobile payment platforms and local offers.
- Smart Networks. Capable of bandwidth optimization, content placement, SDN, and more.
- Social Media. Consumer behavior, targeted advertisements.
- Cloud (XaaS). All data moving to the cloud leading to more app-cloud interactions.
Unlike other players (manufacturers, content/service/app providers), service providers are Read More »
Tags: analytics, data explosion, Service Provider
With the explosion of movies and TV programs available to consumers on any device, traditionally siloed content management systems are straining to keep up. Complicating things further is auxiliary content around each title such as poster artwork, chapter thumbnails, supplementary videos. Throw in to the mix music, e-books and digital comics and the content management challenges become near impossible. Unifying the content management systems is key to solving these challenges, and Cisco Videoscape Media Suite is the unified CMS leading the way.
Learn more about digital media content management by joining our webinar this week.
Title: Unifying Digital Media Content Management – Handling the Complexity Of All Media
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Tags: Service Provider, video, videoscape, webcast
This is my third blog under the series of Internet of Everything (IoE) Security having written the Introduction, and having proposed proposed an architectural view.
To address the highly diverse IoE environment and the related security challenges, a flexible security framework is required.
Our framework is comprised of three generalized components:
- Authorization and Access Control
- Network Enforced Policy
Surrounding all three components, we specify a fourth, Secure Intelligence Operations including Visibility and Control.
The components are summarized below: Read More »
Tags: Internet of Everything, IoE, Service Provider
In the decade or so that Wi-Fi has existed, most technologists and mobile industry executives viewed it as the “poor cousin” to licensed mobile communications. Now mobile operators around the world are asking how they can effectively use Wi-Fi to help them cope with the huge surge in mobile data traffic and to meet customer needs and expectations. In addition, they are all eager to understand how they can make money from Wi-Fi and to make the business case to justify investments in deploying Wi-Fi networks.
As many leading SPs are now discovering building a Wi-Fi network creates not only significant business value, but creates a virtuous circle that leads to ever-increasing sources of new Wi-Fi value. As the Wi-Fi Monetization Virtuous Circle outlined below shows, the reinforcing network and scale effects of Wi-Fi investments not only deliver unique business benefits at each of the levels, but also establish a valuable platform to exploit additional monetization opportunities at the next level.
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Tags: business models, Cisco, Cisco Consulting Services, mobile, mobile data, mobile devices, mobile networks, mobile operators, monetization, service providers, wi-fi
Cisco ONS 15454 M6 DWDM Platform
It’s been a busy year (and by year, we mean fiscal year, which ends in a few weeks) for Cisco’s optical solutions team. We’ve had a number of customer announcements for our 100G nLight DWDM technology and most recently scooped up an award for our CPAK-based 100G transponder card. Service providers across the globe have responded positively to Cisco’s ability to extend 100G services across network that were engineered for 10G wavelengths, and with CPAK we’re reducing the space and power and increasing the density of 100G services in routers (CRS-X), data center switches (Nexus 7000), and optical transport equipment (ONS15454 MSTP).
The news for today centers on our latest customer announcement for our DWDM solution, Vectra S.A., one of the largest cable operators in Poland has deployed Cisco for their new national fiber optic backbone. The network is a nationwide ring, connecting nearly thirty
cities around Poland, including Warsaw, Katowice, Wroclaw, Poznan, Radom, Bydgoszcz, Torun, and Gdynia. Read More »
Tags: 100G, Cisco, coherent, CPAK, DWDM, nLight, ONS15454, Poland, Service Provider, Vectra