Andrew Mackay

Head of Mobile Solutions

Asia-Pacific Region

Andrew leads the Mobile Solution group for Cisco in the APAC region. In his role he supports mobile service providers to develop optimal network architectures for their business requirements. He works closely with the Cisco product development and standards groups as a global thought leader on mobile technology.

For twenty years Andrew has worked in the areas of network engineering, operations, and strategy through four generations of mobile technology. Prior to joining Cisco, Andrew worked for Alcatel-Lucent as Wireless Strategy Director for APAC and before that for Philips Test & Measurement.

He is a Senior Member of IEEE/Communications Society, and holds a first class honours degree in electronic engineering from Canterbury University, New Zealand, and a post-graduate qualification in Business Administration.


How Next-Gen Wi-Fi6 Will Pay for Itself

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Wi-Fi is going through another major evolution, now in its 6th iteration since it was introduced and adopted as a worldwide wireless technology standard. The technological advancements introduced in Wi-Fi6 can drive new age use cases that demand more bandwidth for faster speeds, higher network capacity for more simultaneous users, and lower latency for near real-time applications.

September 30, 2019


Service Providers: The Quest to Attain NFV Enlightenment

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The promise of Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) was to lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for the network and to improve service agility (time-to-market). However, like all new technologies, the hype of expectations has subsided over time, and disillusionment has set-in for network Service Providers with false starts on NFV investments.

October 10, 2018


Building the 5G Business Case

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Find out the 3 broad areas of focus for the 5G business case, and how your organization can monetize with the rise of 5G.

The Five Focus Areas for 5G Security Innovation and Thought Leadership

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As we move into the 5G era, service providers have to caution against new security threats and increasingly sophisticated attacks.

December 18, 2017


Accelerating the Cloud-Enabled Future of Mobile in Asia Pacific

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In Asia Pacific, cloud adoption is already in overdrive and will continue to gain traction. The region is set to outpace the rest of world with a 31.6 percent CAGR in cloud data center workloads from 2015 to 2020

December 8, 2017


The Race is On: Is Your Network 5G Ready?

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As we move closer towards mainstream 5G adoption, carrier networks are increasingly expected to handle more data applications and deliver low-latency connectivity to more devices.

MWC Shanghai: Talking Digital Transformation

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Here at MWC Shanghai there is a lot of talk about the Digital Transformation, and the impact on Service Providers. Let me share some of the discussions and my perspectives on what it all means for the evolution of Mobile networks. Global Digitization The evolution of the internet and the resulting global digitalization, has had […]

Virtual Packet Core Launch First

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We are seeing more and more Mobile Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) being deployed in commercial networks around the world. The recent case with XL Axiata in Indonesia (XL Axiata teams up with Cisco to launch Indonesia’s first 4G LTE network with Virtualized Packet Core), is one of the first to support what I would call […]

MWC16 takeaways

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Mobile World Congress (MWC) continues to set records for attendance with 101,000 people through the doors according to GSMA. At our Cisco booth we hosted over 450 meetings with Service...