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Ben Bekele

Director Prouduct Management

Ben Bekele is a Director of product management for Cloud and Automation products within the Cisco cable business unit. Ben is responsible for delivering innovative products like Cisco's virtualized CMTS - the Cloud Native Broadband Router and applications to automate the management of the cable Distributed Access Architecture(DAA). Ben is also responsible for delivering solution to address the service providers migration to a software and cloud centric disaggregated and distributed architecture.

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November 8, 2017

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

What is the role of NFV and SDN in Digital Transformation?

Playbook to guide your customers through the transformation of their network and operations to meet the demands of becoming a digital service provider. Findings on what it takes to transform their operations, technology adoption, organization to meet the demands of SDN and NFV.

September 19, 2017

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

New ICT Opportunities with ITaaS

One of the fastest growing opportunity of ITaaS is SD-WAN which provides an optimized way to deliver and manage applications at a branch. SD-WAN is estimated to grow from $3.8 B in 2016 to over $54 B by 2021.

Handy Tips from your SP Peers – Top 10 SDN/NFV Transformation Challenges

Service providers shared their challenges in implementing SDN and NFV including operations, technology, strategy, people, process, product... We have compiled the top 10 challenges for you.

Learnings from Operators SDN and NFV Transformation Study

Cisco recently conducted a study to understand the progress and challenges that SPs are facing as they go through SDN & NFV transformation. This blog highlights some of the key learnings from the study.

October 18, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Seeking a Clear Path to SDN & NFV?

Everyone knows that Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technologies are key to future Service Provider(SP) success. But how to get there is something that most service providers are struggling with. I was at SCTE/ISBE conference in Philly last week, which is one of the largest cable technology shows with over 10,000 […]

Unleash the power of partners – your channel to new cloud revenue

Many service providers have yet to tap into the full business potential of IT-as-a-service. If they’re willing to invest the time developing the relationship with their channel partners, the returns could be considerable. The dramatic growth of cloud services isn’t a new concept to service providers (SP). Recent research from AMI-Partners[1] forecasts global revenues of […]

Subscribers want it all, and they’re willing to pay for it

New cloud-based video experiences like cloud digital video recorder, TV everywhere, and streaming video-on-demand sound great on paper. But will subscribers actually pay for them? The answer is a resounding yes – to the tune of nearly an $11 increase in monthly revenues per user globally (and almost a $34 increase in North America!), according […]

The biggest cost cut you can make right now? Virtualize your video

As cloud-based solutions continue to proliferate, it’s clear that the virtualized video revolution has already begun. How much of your video infrastructure still relies on dedicated appliances? Today, a growing number of pay TV providers are taking a different approach. By virtualizing key functions – transcoding, content management, content delivery network (CDN), and others – […]

The Need For Speed: Fast and personalized is the way to go!

As consumers, we gravitate to any retailer that personalizes our experience. Netflix and Amazon did it with recommendations and others are following suit. My twelve-year-old son and I recently got new Garmin smart-watches for Christmas – the Forerunner 620 and 630. We created workout plans, set our goals and now we can automatically track our […]