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
So Spring is finally here in the New England Area, the snow is finally gone after a record breaking snow fall totals, and the flowers are starting to sprout.
Last week, we announced that ACG Research again confirmed that Cisco continues to be the leading provider of Mobile Packet Core and Mobile IP Infrastructure over the past several quarters. Now another analyst firm, Infonetics Research highlighted that Cisco has indeed garnered the Packet Core Lead at 21.7% based on EPC / 3G Packet Core data in their report “Mobile Infrastructure Equipment” for Q4 2014.
So where is this customer momentum coming from you ask? Well last month Read More »
Tags: ASR5000 Series, AT&T, Cisco, connected car, EPC, esp, Everything Everywhere, 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
Coming back from a world wind Mobile World Congress with a record breaking number of customer meetings, Cisco received some great news from ACG Research, Cisco continues to be the #1 provider of the Mobile IP Infrastructure Market Share with over 39%.
In 2014 the average smartphone data usage grew 45 percent. The average amount of traffic generated per smartphone in 2014 was 819 MB per month, up from 563 MB per month in 2013. With the worldwide smartphone market growing 28.2% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2014 (2014 Q4), with shipments of 377.5 million units, according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. For the full year, the worldwide smartphone market shipped a total of Read More »
Tags: ASR5000 Series, ASR9000, ASR901, EPC, esp, Evolved Packet Core, evolved services platform, LTE, mobile backhaul, Mobile IP Core, MPC, packet core, Service Provider, Virtualized packet core, vPC