Cisco’s secret weapons are our engineers and our commitment to innovation that solves our customers’ business problems.
When we committed ourselves to being the leader in networking virtualization in the service provider industry, our team has been maniacally focused on Network Function Virtualization (NFV) to enable our customers to transform their network architectures and prepare their businesses for the future.
We doubled the number of virtualized functions last year, and have done the same again this year, to reach more than 100 – a number that represents the breadth of our portfolio and the scope of the opportunity this new approach to networking brings to service providers.
Today was an important validation of our commitment to NFV and another strong proof point as to how virtualization is moving beyond “proof of concept” and into the largest networks on the globe. Together, with AT&T, we announced that our two companies are collaborating to enhance the AT&T Network on Demand platform by developing and deploying advanced virtualized technologies, including software-based customer premise equipment (CPE), that will deliver expanded benefits to business customers.
AT&T is utilizing Software Defined Networking (SDN) and NFV technologies to create dynamic, on-demand services. In March, we announced our joint efforts with virtualization to connect cars in Europe, and are pleased that we can work again with our long-standing partner, as they lead the shift to next-generation networking by providing customers more flexible and scalable services and experiences.
AT&T and other trailblazing service providers are in an enviable position, bringing together people, processes, data, and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before.
By combining Cisco’s expertise and industry-leading portfolio with AT&T’s vision and industry leadership, together we are working to capture new business opportunities that deliver on the promise of virtualization.
Tags: AT&T, connected cars, Network on Demand, NFV, SDN
So we were back in London this week to attend the annual Global Telecoms Business Summit and Innovations Awards, and what a great industry event it was. Lots of customer interactions, industry networking, exchange of best practices, and of course the Innovation Awards.
The Global Telecom Business Summit and Innovation Awards is an annual event that celebrates innovative solutions created by Read More »
Tags: Aspider, ASR5000 Series, ASR9000, ASR901, AT&T, EPC, esp, Evolved Packet Core, evolved services platform, LTE, mobile backhaul, Mobile IP Core, MPC, packet core, Service Provider, Telco Cloud, telefonica, Virtualized packet core, vPC, XL Axiata
What a great time to be in London this week, the weather was great with blue skies and warm weather. But the main reason this week to be in London was to attend the annual Global Telecoms Business Summit and Innovations Awards, and what a great industry event it was. During the event there were lots of customer interactions, industry discussions & best practices, and of course the Innovation Awards.
The Global Telecom Business Summit and Innovation Awards is an annual event that celebrates innovative solutions created by telecom vendors together with operators to make a difference to the world. Cisco and XL Axiata won the award for Network Infrastructure Innovation for “Transforming Mobile Service Delivery in Indonesia” where XL Axiata leveraged Cisco’s Industry Leading Virtualized Packet Core Solution to dynamically scale to support the dynamic Indonesia Mobile Data Growth. Read More »
Tags: Aspider, ASR5000 Series, ASR9000, ASR901, AT&T, EPC, esp, Evolved Packet Core, evolved services platform, LTE, mobile backhaul, Mobile IP Core, MPC, packet core, Service Provider, telefonica, Virtualized packet core, vPC, XL Axiata
Gartner Research Magic Quadrant shines it’s Magic on Cisco
So there is an old adage “bad news always comes in threes”. Well we just received our third very positive analyst report for the Cisco Mobile Packet Core for Q4 2014 and if this is bad luck then we are looking for more of it. Over the past several weeks we have written about Cisco and our Mobile Packet Core shining analyst reviews.
Recently Gartner, Inc., one of the world’s most reputable analyst firms, highlighted Cisco Systems Read More »
Tags: ASR5000 Series, AT&T, connected car, EPC, esp, Evolved Packet Core, evolved services platform, LTE, mobile backhaul, Mobile IP Core, MPC, packet core, PMB, Premium Mobile Broadband, prime network management, Service Provider, Service Provider Policy Suite, Telefonica LTE-in-a-Box, Virtualized packet core, vPC, XL Axiata
In a mobile application ecosystem dominated by Over-the-Top (OTT) providers, mobile operators need to exploit new business models in ways to create value with them. One example of a Monetization use case promising a new business model is Sponsored Data. An early proponent among operators has been AT&T, who defines Sponsored Data as: “a service that enables companies to sponsor the data usage for specific content on behalf of eligible AT&T wireless customers [who] can browse, stream and enjoy content … without impacting their monthly data plan allowance.”
A year after launch, AT&T spokespersons remain upbeat about its Sponsored Data program, despite only signing up about 10 content partners. What are some of the services enabled? Liberty Mutual insurance customers, for example, can send their smartphone photos from accident claims up to the Liberty Mutual cloud, without incurring data charges from AT&T. Kingsoft gives users of its mobile office software sponsored access to file access and transfers. AT&T states that is sees great interest in Sponsored Data from a variety of developers and content owners, but that such a service based on a new business model will take time to establish itself.
Waving the Green Flag
Other operators are experimenting with the Sponsored Data business model. Customers of T-Mobile’s Music Freedom service can now stream all the music they want from the most popular streaming services without it counting against their 4G LTE data limits. Other operators offer similar sponsored Internet radio services such as Spotify and Pandora, or social media applications like Facebook. Read More »
Tags: AT&T, Cisco Virtualized Mobile Internet, Cisco Virtualized Packet Core, connected car, EPC, Liberty Mutual, LTE, mobile data, monetization, ott, packet core, policy, Sponsored Data, T-mobile