Guest blog written by, Julia Slocombe, Vice President of Operations, Western Region at Smart City Networks
Providing dependable wireless communication in the convention industry requires a combination of artful networking design, hardware strength from top-of-the-line equipment, and execution from skilled technicians and administrators. With the partnership of Cisco, the Smart City Networks team has been able to do just that for the more than 35 convention and meeting facilities we service across the country.
Over the past two years, the Santa Clara Convention Center (SCCC) has played host to over one thousand events, with each event seeking seamless connectivity and robust Wi-Fi bandwidth to support a myriad of mobile devices. By relying on the vast industry knowledge of our on-site Smart City Networks leads and the hardware reliability of Cisco, the SCCC can satisfy the WiFi demands of their attendees. Through Smart City’s implementation of a dynamic, scalable wireless network, the SCCC is capable of meeting the needs of all attendees, from 10 to 100,000.
Smart City manages hundreds of access points at the SCCC facility Read More »
Tags: Cisco, connectivity, mobile devices, mobile technology, mobility, Santa Clara Convention Center, Service Provider, smart city networks, wireless
We have had a great time meeting with customers and analysts this week at the Policy Control Conference. Kishen Mangat, Cisco’s Senior Director and General Manager of the Policy Business Unit, presented a keynote on Wednesday entitled “The Changing Mobility Business in the Age of Virtualisation.”
During his keynote, he touched on the topic from last week’s blog about how Service Providers are learning to expand their offerings with both additional services to existing subscribers and new ways to create business models and enter new markets. Traditional PCRF and the evolving Policy offerings like Cisco Policy Suite are helping our customers create Read More »
Tags: AT&T, Cisco, Cisco ASR 5000 packet core, Cisco Policy Suite, connected car, K-Opticom, mobility, MVNOs, NFV, PCRF, Service Provider, virtualization
Greetings from Berlin and the Policy Control Conference, where we won the “Most Innovative Virtualised PCRF Solution” award. This is a great honor, as it reflects demands for virtualized Policy to address the evolution of policy from traditional PCRF, and Cisco’s leadership in this space.
Cisco’s own Dez O’Connor from our Business Development organization spoke about how Policy is evolving to address the growing demands on the network from video. His panel was titled “2018 prediction 79% of internet traffic will be video.” Because consumers are using mobile networks to watch videos, networks today are Read More »
Tags: award, Cisco, Cisco Policy Suite, NFV, PCRF, Service Provider
Coming back from a world wind Mobile World Congress with a record breaking number of customer meetings, Cisco received some great news from ACG Research, Cisco continues to be the #1 provider of the Mobile IP Infrastructure Market Share with over 39%.
In 2014 the average smartphone data usage grew 45 percent. The average amount of traffic generated per smartphone in 2014 was 819 MB per month, up from 563 MB per month in 2013. With the worldwide smartphone market growing 28.2% year over year in the fourth quarter of 2014 (2014 Q4), with shipments of 377.5 million units, according to data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. For the full year, the worldwide smartphone market shipped a total of Read More »
Tags: ASR5000 Series, ASR9000, ASR901, EPC, esp, Evolved Packet Core, evolved services platform, LTE, mobile backhaul, Mobile IP Core, MPC, packet core, Service Provider, Virtualized packet core, vPC
Cyber-Security: it has always been important for video entertainment companies. But times have changed- now it’s mission critical. Top of mind again this last few days, the events of the last 6 months have proven this point. If cyber-protection is not bullet-proof, any video entertainment company is living on borrowed time… and that bill is going to come due with potentially disastrous consequences.
There is a second change going on: security at video entertainment companies used to focus on protecting content in the distribution chain – DRM, CAS and the like. But there are many more ways to lose content – many more places in the “connected” production chain where content can be stolen. For instance, as has happened in the last few months, if an attacker can gain access to Read More »
Tags: #NABshow, attacker, Cisco, cyber security, cyber-protection, malware, national association broadcasters, security, security breach, Service Provider, threat-centric security solutions, video business, videoscape