by Vicki Livingston, Head of Communications, 4G Americas
From the first batters up to the plate in South Korea in 2012, with a flurry from Metro PCS in the U.S., Voice over LTE (VoLTE) seemed to be in a field of dreams and not making much noise or progress. However, bring it on baby… as VoLTE may be getting ready for prime time in 2014. Analyst firm Infonetics expects 30 commercial networks and 51 million subscribers with VoLTE by the end of this year and that number will grow to the major leagues on 2015.
So, what is it? And why is it good? Read More »
Tags: 3G, 4G Americas, contact management evolution, devices, HD, IMS, LTE, messaging, network, operators, ott, RCS, RCS implementations, service providers, Solutions, telephony, vendors, VoLTE
As consumers and workers seamlessly move from home, to the office, the subway, coffee shops, and everything in between, they expect a seamless connectivity between their mobile, Wi-Fi, and broadband experience. It makes sense that the policy for their data use will also be seamless across all technologies, thus providing the user with a more customized experience.
NTT Docomo recently announced that they will Read More »
Tags: broadband, Cisco Quantum Policy Suite, connectivity, high-speed, LTE, mobile, network, policy, service providers, Solutions, subscriber, wifi
By Leonard Luna, Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco Service Provider Solutions
Cyta Hellas, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Telecommunications Organization of Cyprus, is the latest network operator to deploy Cisco’s Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) transport solution for a new high-speed backbone. Cyta is the most recent service provider to be licensed in Greece, which is part of the mother company’s effort to expand to new markets. In almost six years, Cyta has achieved nearly 17% market share and is still growing, despite challenging economic conditions. Today, the company operates a network of over 5,000 km one of the largest privately owned fiber optic networks in Greece.
Cisco ONS 15454 M6 DWDM platform
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Tags: 100G, Cisco, coherent, Cyta, Cyta Hellas, DWDM, high-speed, MVNO, network, nLight, ONS 15454, Optical, ROADM, solution, VDSL
I hope everyone’s week has been a fruitful one.
Alike many product teams, ours sometimes have a tendency sometimes to keep a large amount of focus churning out new products with all of the features and performance characteristics our customers want in quality networking products.
While one of our product traits is #useability, we all know, there are features that are perhaps not as straightforward to the layman, small business owners, even though these savvy folks understand the need to use these features for their businesses to be successful.
So in that spirit, we have assembled a team of young, bright individuals and challenged them with an aggressive list of topics. The first of these topics is an informative yet light video-on-demand on Quick VPN configuration tips for some of my RV Series router models. Configuring VPN’s, even though it sounds exciting (yes that is a joke), is not always straightforward, so this video should be very helpful for many.
I would like to introduce you to Ruben:
I also wanted to pass along two Cisco Small Business Links that house a set of VoD’s that are a little more technical in nature that our team in Greenville has produced for topics such as Configuring VLAN’s on the RV320 and RV325 and setting up multiple types of VPN’s on RV130, RV320, RV325 and others. These again are little more technical in nature, but very informative and helpful in getting your Small Business Networking configured as needed.
Here is the Cisco Small Business YouTube Page.
And here is the Cisco Small Business Vimeo Page.
Make it a great day.
Tags: growth, network, router, Scalability, small business, switch, VLAN, vpn, wireless
Over the past several years, I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of two important trends in the networking industry – the evolution of open standards and open APIs, and the definition of policy as the key interface to the network.
Open is an extremely important word to the future of networking. The simple dictionary definition for open means not closed or locked, allowing access to inside, and freely accessible.
The ultimate networking environment will allow a user the freedom to connect anything together in the cloud and to an existing environment. In order for this vision to happen, companies must work together to create a common language.
OpenStack has garnered a lot of interest in the development community and among our customers. We at Cisco have been actively helping to shape the discussion around policy. Working collaboratively with our partners and competitors, we helped create Group-Based Policy (GBP), an intent-driven policy API for OpenStack.
The Group-Based Policy initiative represents a significant innovation in how users conceive, manage, deploy, and scale their applications in OpenStack clouds. And its now available as a 100% open source solution available to any vendor. When coupled with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure, we are able to offer our customers a completely policy-driven network.
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Tags: ACI, API, APIs, application centric infrastructure, Cisco, Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure, cloud, data center, group-based policy, network, networking, Open, open APIs, open source, open standards