Integrated Broadband Services (IBBS) is one of the largest cable operators in North and South America? Company name doesn’t ring a bell? You are not alone. According to company executives, “IBBS is the biggest cable company you’ve never heard of.” Here’s why – they’re behind the scenes, working with small and medium-sized local cable operators. IBBS offers hosted or cloud-based services to over 250 cable operators to help them provide data services and voice services to their subscribers – connecting more than one million cable modems across North and South America.
In the late 1990s, small and medium-sized cable television companies across North and South America recognized that to stay competitive with larger players and upstart “triple-threat” providers, they needed to offer high-speed data services to their customers. They faced a significant challenge, however, when it came to provisioning all the new IP-based devices and services they needed to deploy. Writing their own software was a daunting task, but purchasing new solutions was beyond the constrained budgets that most of these companies faced. Read More »
Tags: cable, cable provider, Cisco, Cisco Network Registrar, DHCP, dns, IBBS, Integrated Broadband Services, Kyle Johnson, Service Provider
Last week at IBC 2011, Cisco announced several examples of how we are implementing Cisco Videoscape™ with International Service Providers. Cisco Videoscape is a service provider solution that lets consumers bring together content from pay TV, online, and on-demand sources to create a truly immersive TV experience on any device.
KT, Korea’s leading telecommunications service provider, will be deploying Videoscape Media Suite and shares Cisco’s Videoscape vision and strategy to evolve their network over time to deliver content across TV, PC, mobile and tablet screens.
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Tags: Cisco, ott, Pay TV, Service Provider, video, videoscape, VOD
According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index, global mobile traffic will increase 26 times to 6.3 exabytes per month by 2015. With demand for more mobile data services and increasing innovations in mobile devices, the need for network operators to move to an IP backhaul is becoming more apparent. The key for mobile network service providers is the focus on speed, cost, and efficiency in mobile backhaul. We’d like to hear what you think would be some possible challenges and solutions! So please join us for a #CiscoSPChat Tweetchat this Thursday!
This Thursday, Sept 15, 12-1pm PT/3-4pm ET. View TweetChat transcript. Read More »
Tags: asr 9000, ASR9000, ciscospchat, ciscospmobility, ip backhaul, ip ran backhaul, mobile networks, ran backaul, Service Provider, tweetchat
Just two months ago, we introduced the ASR 9000 System, a 96 Tbps system featuring our new Network Virtualization Technology that allows Service Providers to simplify operations while improving service delivery. The system, with its multi-dimensional scalability, increased service velocity and carrier-class reliability, has been a huge success with service providers.
And now we’re further delivering on the promise of our Next-Generation Internet strategy by expanding the ASR 9000 System to bring these benefits to the mobile network with three new platforms. Read More »
Tags: asr 9000, ASR 901, ASR 903, mobile networks, network virtualization technology, next generation internet, ngi, nV technology, Service Provider, unified RAN
The “information superhighway” metaphor is more appropriate than ever for mobile networks today. There are increasingly more and different types of traffic, drivers, and vehicles. And the focus on speed, cost, and efficiency in mobile backhaul is akin to moving more cars through freeway on-ramps and exits faster and with less overhead.
As outlined by Cisco’s Next-Generation Internet architecture, Cisco is working to optimize the service provider roadway with innovative and cost-effective solutions like the new ASR 9000 System. And just as a better car can offer an improved experience, better safety, and more miles-per-gallon, Cisco’s Unified RAN Backhaul solution provides greater performance, reliability, scale, and power efficiency. Read More »
Tags: asr 9000, ASR 901, ASR 903, ASR9000, M.O.VE, mobile backhaul, monetization, network intelligence, optimization, RAN backhaul, Service Provider