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eHealth: Bridging the Divide

I’m proud to announce that Cisco and our partners have been awarded the ‘Best Application of Frameworx’ award by TM Forum, through our participation in last year’s Catalyst Program. Demonstrations were held during the TM Forum Live! Digital Disruption 2014 event in San Jose.

For those of you not familiar with this program, it is where service providers, technology suppliers and global enterprises come together to create innovative solutions to common real world problems. Solutions are based on proven TM Forum’s business governance framework referred to as ‘Frameworx’ which employs best practices and standards to enable reliable and scalable service deployments.

The Catalyst program serves as an opportunity not only for collaboration and exchange of ideas among industry leaders and experts, Read More »

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OFC 2015

Join us at OFC/NFOEC 2015! Make sure to join Cisco at the industry’s premier optical event in booth 715 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, March 24-26 during the Exposition in Los Angeles.

Here is a list of our exciting activities at this year’s event: Read More »

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Managed Services Take Center Stage at MWC: DT, Telecom Italia and Telstra Announce New Services with Cisco

Mobile World Congress isn’t just about mobility anymore.

In fact, this year’s convention, which features everything under the sun that connects to a network and the underlying networking technology itself, is a clear indicator that Cisco’s vision for an Internet of Everything (IoE) world is not far off.

One area of focus this year is the fast-growing managed network and communication services market, which is expected to grow to $62 billion dollars by 2018. Savvy service providers like Telecom Italia, Deutsche Telekom (DT) and Telstra are leveraging virtualization technology to efficiently launch new revenue-generating services to their small- and medium-sized business customers.

At Mobile World Congress 2015, Telecom Italia and Cisco announced that Telecom Italia intends to deliver new Cisco-enabled managed business services, including Cisco Meraki, throughout Italy as part of its innovative LAN management offering.


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Great video for All! See How At Mobile World Congress

Have you ever watched a video on your phone or tablet, only to have the video stop and start? While I was traveling out to here to Mobile World Congress, the exact thing happened to me as I was sitting at the airport. It’s frustrating, particularly if it happens for a long period of time or happens frequently during a 30-minute show.

We have the luxury of watching our favorite TV shows from anywhere, whenever we would like to see them. However, the network isn’t always prepared to accommodate the added data demands that video brings for all of their users.

Here at Mobile World Congress, Cisco and Akamai are demonstrating Read More »

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Telefónica and Cisco Personalize the Consumer Experience at Mobile World Congress

On March 2 at Mobile World Congress, Robert Franks, Managing Director, Digital Commerce at Telefónica UK and Cisco’s Kelly Ahuja, SVP, Service Provider Business, Products & Solutions, had a standing-room only crowd as part of the “Personalizing the Consumer Experience” keynote.

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During their session, they emphasized how they could understand the consumer as a digital stream of information, not simply isolated pieces of information.  That stream of information, combined with in-person location details, can help both service providers and enterprises improve the experience for their consumer customers.  Both Kelly and Robert recognized that the data has always been available, but it wasn’t easily accessible.  Now Telefónica and Cisco are working together to find ways to use that information to provide a better experience for consumers.

Kelly summarized it well by stating that “personalization is going to be the key to determine the consumer experience.”  Audience members agreed with what was said in real-time tweets.

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