By Leonard Luna, Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco Service Provider Solutions
Once again, network operators converged on the Dolce Hayes Mansion in San Jose last week (May 13-15) to collaborate with their colleagues and Cisco around the packet and optical convergence evolution. On behalf of Cisco’s engineering groups, marketing and events planning teams, we extend our sincere gratitude to all those who invested their valuable time and expertise to make the Spring ’14 PONC an exceptional event.
In this post-event blog, I will focus on what makes day one of a PONC event so compelling – shared, candid insight from those leading the Packet and Optical evolution, delivered in presentation, panel discussion and Q&A opportunities. In a follow-up posting, I will focus on the workshops and deep dives featured on day 2.
I also invite you to invest 90-seconds on the following video report recorded on day two of the Spring ’14 PONC featuring Bill Gartner (Cisco VP/GM, High End Routing and Optical (HERO) Business Unit), Mark Garey (tw telecom, Director Central Engineering) and Ron Johnson (Cisco, Director Product Management, HERO Business Unit):
Written By George Tupy, Marketing Manager, Cisco Service Provider Video
For TV service providers, one of the key promises of cloud architectures is the ability to innovate at Internet speeds. This enables a host of business outcomes, including new experiences which can be delivered and monetized more rapidly.
Beyond the speed of innovation, a key question – actually aspiration – that we often hear from our service provider customers is “how can I bring more innovation into my TV environment.” At Cisco Live in San Francisco this week, we have been able to share with our customers and partners how a transformation to cloud operating models, with Cisco’s Videoscape Cloud Services, can help increase the quantity of TV service innovation.
Two key obstacles to innovation are risk and uncertainty. You can never be certain that a new enhancement in feature/functionality will stick and be widely adopted by your subscribers. And you face the risk of lost investment in failed innovations. With Videoscape Cloud Services, Read More »
Written By Ram Haridasa, Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco
We talked about Elastic Access last week – how we’ve introduced new Carrier Ethernet innovations that will extend Cisco’s Evolved Programmable Network capabilities to the access with specific focus on automating the provisioning process and reducing operational costs for our carrier customers.
It’s one thing to read about it – quite another to see it. Join us this week at Cisco Live San Francisco and you can see Read More »
The RDK -- the Reference Design Kit -- already catapulting into the cable landscape, by way of cloud-capable set-tops and gateways – is a hefty source of industry discussion as we head into ANGA COM, in Cologne.
As an active RDK Community member, we are already deeply involved with RDK launches, worldwide. We’re also poised to contribute an open source framework for broadband-oriented RDK equipment. So with that as a baseline, we’ll start the volley of “RDK at ANGA COM” with a quick update on some of our observations about the RDK marketplace, so far.
1) It really does make the launching of cool video services and rich, web-like navigation (much) faster. Allow me to tell you the tale of our colleagues at Hrvatski Telekom, in Croatia. Last year, the customer threw down the gauntlet with a request to flex its brand-new IPv6 network with IP video services, based on RDK — with a start-to-completion timeframe of 50 days.
Other design parameters: The user interface needed to be bi-lingual, and we needed Read More »
Written By Daniel Etman, Director, Product Management, Cable Access at Cisco
One of the taller trends protruding from the cable infrastructure side of life these days, along with Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV), is the fiber optimization and convergence strategy known as “Remote PHY.”
And if you’re into infrastructure trends, know that we expect the matter of Remote PHY to qualify as a genuine hot ticket at the upcoming ANGA show, in Cologne.
Why: Because as service providers with cable access assets roadmap the infrastructure portions of their strategies to provide Gigabit services (residential and enterprise), mobile backhaul, and headend virtualization, they’re finding it increasingly important to be able to use the same fiber(s) for multiple purposes.
Such desires lead directly to Remote PHY, which isn’t Read More »