By Leonard Luna, Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco Service Provider Solutions
Tuesday, October 28 at 8:00 am PT/11:00 am ET, Cisco joins Infonetics’ Andrew Schmitt (Principal Analyst, Optical) on a three vendor panel to discuss how equipment vendors and their customers are taking advantage of new multi-layer packet-optical systems leveraging advanced software to build more capable and efficient networks.
Use this Infonetics link to register.
Representing Cisco will be Walid Wakim, Principal Engineer – Architecture Team, High End Routing and Optical Business Unit.
Walid heads a Cisco architecture team that focuses on future system and network architectures. He actively collaborates with network operators all around the world to create next generation networking solutions. A regular speaker at industry conferences, Walid holds a number of patents and has authored many papers in the International Engineering Consortium, IEEE, OFC and other major journals.
Key topics for this Infonetics webinar include: Read More »
Tags: mobile backhaul, Optical, optical transport network, packet optical, Service Provider
Over the summer, we shared with you the results of an ACG Report showing Cisco as the market share leader in Mobility.
Then and today the usage of mobile devices has been on the rise. Unequivocally.
The average smartphone user is accessing 26.8 apps every month for about 30.25 hours, an increase of 65 percent from two years ago. On their first weekend of offering the iPhone 6, Apple sold more than 10 Million units. Global smartphone market is forecasted to rise by around 20% to 1.2 billion units during 2014.
ACG Research came out with a new report recently the highlights of which I want to share with you. In this report Ray Mota notes that the Worldwide Mobile IP Infrastructure Market continues to rebound in Q2, 2014. It actually grew in Q2, increasing to $1.25 billion, a 9.6 percent quarter over quarter. Evolved Packet Core (MME, PGW, SGW, and PCRF) also grew this quarter to $123 million, a 7.2 per cent quarter over quarter.
ACG Research maintains its views that online video continues to fuel mobile data traffic and the industry expects a tenfold increase in five years. Mobile spending continues and is increasing globally as carriers in developed countries vie for top billing for fastest carrier, fueling LTE spending. 3G remains strong and continues to grow as developing economies upgrade and invest in this technology. Mobile infrastructure will continue to be a highly dynamic market for the next several years as vendors and carriers work through new technologies.
Cisco maintains its position of market share leader. The Read More »
Tags: ASR5000 Series, ASR9000, ASR901, EPC, esp, Evolved Packet Core, evolved services platform, Joe Cozzolino, LTE, mobile backhaul, Mobile IP Core, MPC, packet core, Quantum vPC, Service Provider, Virtualized packet core
Recently I shared with you an ACG Research report which shows Cisco leading in Mobile IP Infrastructure and gaining market share.
Now step with me into the future for a moment and picture this.
2018 -- nearly 21 billion globally networked devices and connections are live, 7.3 billion M2M are online, four billion global Internet users are connected, and IP video represents 79 percent of all Internet traffic. According to a recent Cisco Visual Networking Index study, this is a mere glimpse of the future. And who is at the heart of enabling all of this? You’re right, mobile service providers.
The next thing you will want to know is what puts them in this sweet spot. Capturing the opportunities afforded by everything going mobile is not easy. Yet service providers alerted at this high-stakes business promise of the future are racing to set themselves up with the means to leverage it. They are employing an architectural approach to their networks that will allow them a couple of things; apply Read More »
Tags: asr, ASR5000 Series, ASR9000, CRS, EPC, esp, evolved services platform, Kelly Ahuja, LTE, mobile backhaul, Mobile IP Core, Mobile IP Infrastructure MPC, packet core, Quantum vPC, Service Provider
The average consumer is never more than 3 feet away from their phone. The average smart phone user checks their phone 40 times a day. Mobility has become a necessary part of our lives and will be even more so with the emergence of the Internet of Everything, which will bring together people, processes, data and things. And this is not reflected only in stats that abound around the Internet but also in analysts firms’ research findings.
In a hot-off-the-press report, ACG Research’s Ray Mota notes that a major paradigm shift is happening. “Although service providers are requesting that vendors extend consumption model of their financing, we are seeing a major CAPEX spending shift from wireline to wireless. Mobile spending continues to rise globally, fueling LTE spending. EPC will continue to be a highly dynamic market for the next several years as vendors and carriers work through network virtualization. We saw a major shift in market shares in 1Q14 because of vendors’ execution and the flexibility of their portfolios.
The market share vendor break down in the ACG report shows Cisco as #1 in Mobile IP Infrastructure including #1 in Packet Core (MPC & EPC)., #1 in Mobile Backhaul, and #1 Mobile IP Core.
This past quarter we gained market share with Read More »
Tags: ASR5000 Series, EPC, esp, evolved services platform, Kelly Ahuja, LTE, mobile backhaul, Mobile IP Core, MPC, packet core, Quantum vPC, Service Provider
4G mobile Internet is back in the news with word that Apple has sold over 5 million LTE-enabled iPhone 5s in the first three days it went on sale, and I know that my wife is counting down the hours until she is eligible for an upgrade (likely my two-year old daughter too… if she could talk. Have you seen how kids naturally master an iPhone like Ronaldhino and soccer ball?).
Whether it’s for uploading pictures of the kids to social media sites or getting work done faster, over 100 million smartphone users will belong to the “gigabyte club” (over 1 GB per month) in 2012 according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index. However Read More »
Tags: 4G, ASR 901, Cisco, Emerging Markets, iphone, LTE, mobile backhaul, Partho Mishra, Service Provider