I had the great privilege of participating on a panel at Mobile World Congress 2013 along with our customers, Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone, and my peers from Ericsson and Huawei. We discussed the evolution of the Network Architecture for mobile service providers.
From the infrastructure to the user, everyone agrees that the future will both bring and be driven by significant changes to the Network. In particular, by bringing together access, network and cloud we will create new business opportunities and enhanced user experiences.
Let’s start with some technology trends and market transitions: Read More »
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John Chapman, Engineering Fellow and CTO of Cisco System’s Cable Access Business Unit, is a pioneer in broadband communications, having helped to define and write the original DOCSIS (Data Over Cable Service Specification) spec — which spawned the cable modem marketplace, and, consequently, the broadband explosion we’re living in right now. He’s currently leading the development of the DOCSIS 3.1 specification, which promises substantial throughput and speed gains for residential broadband consumers. In this Q&A, originally posted on the Cable Congress blog “Interview with John Chapman”, he characterizes the highlights of DOCSIS 3.1, why it matters, and current events.
Q. What does DOCSIS 3.1 mean to cable-delivered broadband, as opposed to fiber?
Chapman: Service providers are often under scrutiny in terms of their competitiveness, against fiber-to-the-premise architectures. DOCSIS 3.1 will go a long way in assuaging those misperceptions. It can make that hybrid fiber-coax plant perform as well as fiber, at a fraction of the price of a fiber upgrade. DOCSIS 3.1 is all about getting more bang for the buck – it’s a higher performing, lower cost technology.
Q. What is the biggest change coming, in DOCSIS 3.1? Read More »
Tags: broadband, cable, docsis, john chapman, Service Provider
Now that everyone is back from last week’s Mobile World Congress, it is a good time to shift gears to the topic of cloud.
Cloud represents a fundamental shift in how applications and information technology (IT) in general are consumed. It is pretty clear that the market is evolving with many flavors of specialized cloud services coming to market, providing a wealth of choice for the enterprise, small and medium business (SMB), and public sector markets and a range of opportunities for cloud providers (CP’s) to provide differentiated cloud services. These services may address industry or country/province specific functionality or compliance requirements. Cisco refers to this trend as A World of Many Clouds.
As predicted in Cisco’s World of Many Clouds vision, organizations are finding themselves with a wealth of cloud services choices from a multitude of cloud vendors. For example, research conducted by Cisco’s IBSG consulting organization found that SMBs are significantly increasing their spend on SaaS services. Between 2011 and 2013 SMBs between 5 and 249 employees will increase the portion of their IT spend allocated to hosted or subscriptions technology services by 2.6X.Similarly, recent research from Parallels has found that SMB’s used 4 cloud services each on average in 2012 and are predicted to use 7 cloud services each by 2015. Read More »
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If you’re in London this week for the 2013 Cable Congress, and have any interest in the roadmap and economics of cloud-TV, you don’t want to miss the keynote address by Jesper Andersen, SVP/GM of our Service Provider Video Technology Group.
He’s on at 4P on March 5, just after the international CTO panel.
What you’ll learn: Read More »
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Service providers are rapidly transitioning their networks to 100 Gbps in the core and it seems that every week brings a new technology, product, or customer announcement. With that in mind we encourage you to join us at an upcoming webinar, 100G Optics: Why Operators Are Upgrading Now. It will feature results from surveys by Infonetics Research with top service providers, and explains what is driving upgrades to 100G and how carriers plan to make the transition. We’ll cover not just the core but future metro opportunities as well. Read More »
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