In June, we announced that Cisco was recognized by Infonetics Research as a Leader in the Policy Management scorecard, based on feedback from service provider customers, vendor market share, market share momentum, financials, brand recognition, reputation for innovation, and other benchmarks.
One area of strength highlighted in the scorecard was Read More »
Tags: Cisco Global Cloud Index, Cisco Policy Suite, Cisco Wi-Fi, mobility, NFV, policy management, virtualization
Guest Blog by Ian Ross, Global Solution GTM Manager
In this second of a series, Ian Ross from our Mobility Solutions and Architectures team explores the Service Provider opportunity around Private LTE networks.
In my last blog I outlined the growing level of interest in private LTE networks; triggered when an enterprise has specific design, operational or performance requirements that can’t be met by public services.
On the surface this may look like a marginalisation risk for service providers, and within the context of legacy offers this would be right. However, while we see a growing interest from enterprises in some verticals in having their own LTE wireless infrastructure, Service Providers are far from precluded from a role in enabling these and in some markets are instrumental.
New markets require new offers
While virtualisation is lowering barriers to adoption, the drivers for Private LTE are Read More »
Tags: broadband, Cisco, Cisco Premium Mobile Broadband, LTE networks, mobile, mobility, opex, Private LTE, service providers, virtualization
Written by Paul Jesemann, Cisco Solution Consultant, Mobility Architecture, APJ, September 2015
If someone were to define a safe bet, it would be on the number of blogs about NFV (Network Functions Virtualization), its drivers and benefits out there, by far exceeding the actual number of Virtual Network Functions deployed. So please let me try a different perspective.
We have been talking about NFV for more than two years now. There is no shortage of studies and surveys on its drivers and potential, but what can be said about reality? Read More »
Tags: Cisco, deployments, mobile, mobile nfv deployments, network functions virtualization, NFV, SDN, service providers, virtual network functions, virtualization
I was recently talking to an industry colleague about how incredibly focused we are, as a company, on the video marketplace. I meant it, so I was surprised to see the eyebrow-spiked reaction and their response: “How can you say that, when you just unloaded your CPE including set-top boxes, modems, etc.?”
It kind of floored me, because to me it was obvious. But I realize this is a question many may be asking. My response is this: The decision to sell our set-top, gateway, and overall CPE line to Technicolor wasn’t a separation from video. It was Cisco recognizing that for that part of our business to be at its healthiest and most productive, it was better off in an environment focused on building CPE hardware at scale – which is what Technicolor does.
Cisco is laser focused on three core tenets: Read More »
Tags: Cisco, cloud, drm, DRM solutions, IBC 2015, Infinite Home, Infinite Video, security, Service Provider, video, virtualization
Guest Blog by Igor Dayen, SP Product and Solutions Marketing
June 7, 2015 was the day when Cisco Live was officially kicked off in San Diego. 25,000 attendees came together to open the next chapter in Cisco’s history. The convention center and surrounding area was buzzing with excitement, with conversations including and focused on security, service provider, app development and becoming digital, to name a few. An additional 80,000 joined Cisco Live online throughout the week.
John Chambers, Cisco CEO, emotionally delivered his 20th and final Cisco Live Welcome Keynote address where he shared Cisco’s vision one final time with our customers. The keynote featured a Read More »
Tags: #CLUS, announcement, chuck robbins, Cisco, Cisco cloud, demos, epn, firepower 9300, IoE, john chambers, keynote, Service Provider, Service Provider Security, virtualization, world of solutions