Guest blog written by Ken Dumont, Business Development Manager, Cisco Service Provider Video Software & Solutions
Maybe you saw this, maybe not: Just before Christmas, LA Lakers fans were met with the unsettling news that their high-scoring hero, Kobe Bryant, would be benched, for tired legs. However, that same night something else earth shattering was going on. (It’s LA I had to throw in an earth quake reference) In the background, cable broadcast history was being made: The proof-of-concept transmission of the game, played against the Golden State Warriors, in UltraHD.
And not “just” UltraHD: the game was broadcast in 4K .60p.10-bit which translates to 4 times the resolution of normal HD, 60 frames per second with 10-bit color sampling. Here’s what happened: The scene was downtown LA, it was the night before Christmas Eve, 2014, Read More »
Tags: 4K AnyRes Live software encoder, Cisco, demo, Lakers, NAB 2015, nba, Service Provider, ultrahd
Cisco asks the industry to think aggressively and to accept risks when it comes to 5G planning.
I was fortunate to attend the NGMN 5G Industry Conference in Frankfurt Germany March 24-25th. And while Frankfurt in March is a bit chilly for this Florida-boy, the conference was interesting and certainly well worth an investment of time. It was great to get together with over 300 people and to listen to a free exchange of ideas and views from the network operators, technology vendors and academia. Everyone was there for the common purpose to figure out what will 5G really be.
The NGMN is a network operator led organization that includes technology vendors and academia and takes an active role defining the requirements for next generation technology. They released their first of five white papers on 5G at this past MWC 2015. This initial white paper focused on use cases that illustrate requirements needed in 5G.
Why do we need 5G? Read More »
Tags: 5G, Cisco, cto, mobile, mobility, MWC 2015, network operators, NFV/SDN, NGMN, Service Provider, SP Mobility
If you do not know the International Society of Service Innovation Professionals or ISSP, I encourage you to do so.
ISSIP is an amazing organization with very active Cisco engagement; and yes Cisco is a co-founder of ISSIP.
ISSIP defines service “as the application of knowledge for the benefit of others, and service science as the study of diverse, interconnected, complex “human-centered value co-creation systems in business and in society.”
With wonderful colleagues in private industry and academia service science coupled with innovation is core to a service strategy. There are indeed implications to talent such as Read More »
Tags: Cisco, ISSIP, NFV, SDx, Service Provider, service science, service stategy
There was significant Small Cells buzz during last months Mobile World Congress, where Cisco announced a range of innovative products and solutions that can be used to accelerate the market adoption of small cells. In particular, I spoke at the Small Cell Forum’s Small Cell Zone were I described how Cisco is accelerating enterprise small cell deployments, through a combination of:
- driving an E2E enterprise architecture that is able to span single 50 sq.m teleworker installations through to 50,000 sq.m campus deployments
- cloud based Mobility IQ providing Wi-Fi and Small Cell network, user and business intelligence with dashboards that enable integration into enterprise managed service offers
- channel enabled commercial models that leverage Cisco’s installed base intelligence and vertical sector segmentation to prioritize, qualify, design and install enterprise small cells
- and, the topic that I want to drill into today, virtualizing small cell core networks and management systems that can be deployed in minutes instead of months, and consumed on a pay-as-you-grow basis
Small Cells have always been easy to deploy with integrated self configuration capabilities and Cisco has now deployed over Read More »
Tags: Cisco, futureofmobility, HetNet, mobility iq, Service Provider, small cell deployments, wifi
Commoditisation is a big word these days in the Service Provider business. The value of our services is being depreciated as our customers are exposed to growing choices offering comparable products. In this borderless economy, competition can come from the most unexpected sources. How are you using technology to give your customers a better experience? A number of ways technology changes the way we do things we do were showcased in the recent Cisco Live events. How would you put those to good use in your businesses?
Every morning when I wake up, the first thing that I touch is my mobile phone. Living in Read More »
Tags: Cisco, cisco live melbourne 2015, mobile, Service Provider, technology