Bob Everson

Sr. Director, Mobile Architecture and Ecosystem

Cisco Networking: Provider Mobility

Bob Everson is Sr. Director of Mobile Architecture and Ecosystem for Cisco Systems where his responsibilities include mobile strategy, solutions development, ecosystem, and strategic partnerships. He is currently focused on advancing the Internet of Things (IoT), enhancing enterprise mobility, cultivating a robust mobile platform ecosystem, and exploring the impact of AI and ML on mobile services.


February 26, 2024


The Quick and Easy Solution to Lagging 5G Monetization

4 min read

Initially hailed as a global savior, and more recently labeled a disappointment, the reality of 5G lies somewhere in between. The truth is, these oversimplified perspectives tend to overshadow the true value and effort required, while keeping the focus on the wrong problems.

December 22, 2021


O-RAN Plugfest 2021: Making 5G Adoption Cost-Effective for Brownfield Providers

4 min read

This year Cisco participated in the O-RAN Plugfest 2021 that took place in various sites around the world. Along with partners, we have come up with solutions that can help brownfield service providers to start taking advantage of 5G with legacy 4G network infrastructure, and save on deployment costs.

Open vRAN Collaboration to Accelerate Solution Deployments

3 min read

Today, World Wide Technology (WWT) announced a collaboration with Cisco, along with Altiostar, to develop an Open vRAN blueprint and validation lab and program for service provider networks.  I’d like to take a few minutes to explain why this agreement is significant for our service provider customers.

October 22, 2019


Open vRAN at MWC Los Angeles 2019

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It seems you can’t write about mobile without talking about #5G, and for good reason - what a year it has been! Launches around the globe have accelerated at a...

February 21, 2019


The Open vRAN Wave is Building

2 min read

The Open vRAN movement started with some smaller waves and the anticipation of a larger wave to form. It was driven by a belief that the fundamental way that mobile networks have been built for decades needed to evolve and improve.

September 12, 2018


Open vRAN Ecosystem – Enabling a Better Mobile Architecture

3 min read

We’ve had a busy six months architecting and building solutions, executing operator demos and trials, helping to define open interfaces and management, building business models to compare costs of various solutions, partnering with the UK government to help address the digital divide with 5G, and much more. There’s more to come on many of those items. In this update we’ll focus primarily on our activities around this week’s MWC Americas show in Los Angeles.