To think that the number of connected devices will grow to possibly 10 billion by 2018 with some forecasts as high as 40 billion connected devices by 2020, that is mindboggling. That means that there will be about 10 connected devices for every man, woman and child on the planet.
While most of the connected devices will only send a few characters and then go silent, people like you and I who own the mobile devices (smartphones, tablets, wearable devices) the need for speed is still very much a requirement.
So recently Telecom New Zealand performed a series of networking tests with Cisco leveraging LTE-A or LTE-Advanced. As a key LTE-A technology, carrier aggregation allows for full utilization of operators’ spectrum resources, empowering them to provide faster mobile broadband experiences including video conferencing, high-definition content transmission, high-speed video downloads, social networking and more.
The testing Read More »
Tags: ASR5000 Series, Cisco Quantum™ Virtualized Packet Core, EPC, Jim O’Leary, LTE, LTE-A, PMB, Premium Mobile Broadband, Quantum vPC, Service Provider, Virtualized packet core
Written By Maywun Wong, Service Provider Mobility Marketing Manager
Imagine you are at the airport, waiting for to come home after a long trip. You take out your phone to call your friend, and you immediately are alerted to a roaming offer that feels perfect for what you need. Therefore, you select it and continue your phone call. The woman next to you is watching a movie, and her phone has automatically been seamlessly offloaded from cellular to Wi-Fi to give her the best viewing experience.
Both of you are on the same network, but you have different experiences. Because you each have unique needs, the network adapts to you, not the other way around to provide everyone with the best possible individual experience.
Your unique, personalized experience enables Read More »
Tags: cisco quantum, mobility, Service Provider, wi-fi
As I described in my previous blog How the Mobile Industry Will Make Money in the Future, the history of the mobile industry has involved huge and successful waves of revenue growth. Lucrative revenues from the first wave of voice and the second messaging wave have crested and are now in decline. Mobile data access has taken up much of the shortfall, comprising well over one-half of the total revenue of most MNOs. However, the crest of this third growth wave is visible on the horizon as critical industry disruptors begin to shape a new mobile world.
The question for mobile operators everywhere is, what is this fourth, or next, wave of mobile growth?
Unfortunately there is no obvious tsunami-size fourth monetization wave cresting on the horizon for mobile operators. Unlike the preceding three waves, there will be no gold rush created by a single killer app, such as voice, messaging, or data. A lot of gold still remains in the mobile business, but it is going to come from multiple sources and require some sophisticated mining techniques.
Cisco believes that there are four key strategic thrusts, or monetization areas, for operators to create new value from their mobile business.
1. Cost Optimization Read More »
Tags: Cisco, mobile, mobility, monetization, research, Service Provider
Written by Sultan Dawood, Marketing Manager
As SDN and NFV continue to be top of mind technologies for service providers, Light Reading is launching its first Big Telecom Event focused on bridging the gap in the telecom industry between technology know how and business acumen. In partnership with the Open Networking Forum (ONF), this event will comprises a conference with show floor demonstrations of networking technologies and applications that deliver real insight and tangible value to attendees. The BIG Telecom Event (BTE) will be a single big-tent event that aggregates all the hottest areas across our industry – including SDN/NFV and the carrier cloud, Ethernet, telco data centers, service orchestration, packet-optical transport, mobile backhaul, mobile network security, 4G/small cells, service provider IT, content management, and business services.
The event will be held in Chicago next week, June 17-18, 2014. Cisco will be Read More »
Tags: Cisco, epn, esp, Evolved Programmable Networks, evolved services platform, mobility, NFV, open network forum, packet optical, SDN, Service Orchestration, Service Provider, transport
Did you know in Japan, 90% of mobile phones are waterproof because youngsters use them even in the shower?
Did you know that Japan consists of over 6,800 islands?
Did you know Japan suffers 1,500 earthquakes every year.
In Japan Mobile data traffic grew 92% in 2012 and 66% from 3Q 2012 to 3Q 2013, according to Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
According to the GSMA estimates for Machine-To-Machine (M2M), ten countries account for 70% of all M2M connections as of year-end 2013, comprising China, the US, Japan, Brazil, France, Italy, the UK, Russia, Germany and South Africa.
So what is the problem? Well as you can see the people of Japan will take and use their mobile devices anywhere and at any time. The country is geographically dispersed, and earthquakes occur all of the time (mostly very small). All along the amount of mobile traffic is growing at an astounding rate with no signs of slowing down, with the M2M industry just beginning. So what is an operator like NTT Docomo supposed to do?
What’s the solution? NTT Docomo has Read More »
Tags: Catalyst 4900, Cisco Prime Fulfillment, Cisco Quantum™ Virtualized Packet Core, EPC, esp, evolved services platform, IOT Cloud Connect, Jim O’Leary, LTE, M2M, QvPC, Service Provider, UCS, Virtualized packet core, vni