Guest blog By Christelle Gental, SP Video Marketing Solutions Manager
So here we are, back in Amsterdam for IBC 2015. The first busy day was concluded with the prestigious CSI awards, a ceremony which was launched by the Cable and Satellite International team back in 2003. The idea behind it is to recognise and reward industry top technologies in cable, satellite, IPTV, telco , OTT and mobile TV. The program has now grown to 19 categories and this year, Cisco was proud to be short listed for 4 of these: Read More »
Tags: awards, broadband, cable, cbr8, Cisco, CiscoIBC, IBC 2015, router, Service Provider, solution, video
When I talk with service provider customers these days about their goals, it’s a very different conversation than in the past. It’s no longer just technology and procurement people in the room; more and more, the people launching the actual services are steering the discussion. And they don’t want to hear about all the complexity of what happens in the network, or focus on cable modem termination system (CMTS) speeds and feeds.
These customers are facing stiff competitive pressure to scale bandwidth many times more than what the current network supports. They’re looking to increase top-line revenues by launching new cloud-enabled services for converged video and “Internet of Everything” (IoE) capabilities in the connected home. They’re preparing for DOCSIS3.1 and evolved Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP), and they want to make it easier and less expensive to implement them. And they want to know what we’re doing to help them extend fiber deeper into the network, virtualize functions, and converge residential and business networks to lower costs.
This is a much more strategic discussion. And it’s one we’re anxious to have, because that’s exactly why we created the Cisco cBR-8 platform.
Cisco cBR-8 Leapfrogs the Competition
Cisco cBR-8 is designed from Read More »
Tags: cable, cable access, cBR-8, ccap, converged cable access platform, docsis, Service Provider
Cisco VNI Forecast Projects 1.6 Zettabytes of Global IP Traffic by 2018
Last June, Cisco released an update to its annual Visual Networking Index (VNI), 2013 – 2018. The forecast projects a global annual run rate of 1.6 zettabytes IP traffic by 2018 (up from 614 exabytes of global IP traffic in 2013). A zettabyte certainly sounds like a big number (equivalent to 1 billion terabytes, external storage drives generally come in a terabyte denomination). But how can this forecast methodology be applied to an individual cable or a telecommunications provider’s footprint? Our updated Cable/Telco Service Provider Abstract Network (CT-SPAN) tool can help answer this question. CT-SPAN is developed using the latest VNI assumptions for fixed networks and enable you to quickly develop customized service provider scenarios to estimate the annual traffic forecasts and revenue. It’s as easy as 1-2-3.
1. Select your region and service provider type as well as some basic subscriber and network info.
2. Provide some high-level application info.
3. Start reviewing/analyzing your customized subscriber and network projections.
2014 CT-SPAN Enhancements
This year, Read More »
Tags: cable, cable / telco service provider abstract network tool, ct-span tool, Service Provider, telco, telecommunications, visual networking index, vni
Another successful ANGA COM for Cisco.
The event itself attracted 17,000 visitors and 1,700 participated in the Congress, listening to over 100 speakers – both areas attracting more people than last year – this is indeed a growing show!
Cisco was well represented in panels and speaking sessions throughout the event, with Alon Bernstein´s talk on virtual CMTS’, Yves Padrines’ panel on Connected & Smart Homes – which was very well attended in spite of taking place on the last afternoon – we counted over 300 people! And of course my own involvement on a panel to discuss how Cloud is key to keeping service provider’s competitive against new players such as the Over-The-Top (OTT) providers.
Above: Check out my presentation from ANGA – ‘Cloud or not to Cloud, that is the question!’
The main Read More »
Tags: ANGA 2014, cable, ccap, cloud, Connected Home, docsis, rdk, Service Provider, stb, video, videoscape
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 »
Tags: cable, ccap, cmts, docsis, NFV, remote phy, SDN, videoscape