Doug Webster

Vice President

Doug Webster is the Vice President of Strategy, Technology and Innovation for Cisco Systems. In that capacity, he represents Cisco in a variety of public, media, governmental and industry forums and boards on a range of telecommunications and internet-related issues. Previously at Cisco, he led marketing for its $12billion service provider segment, oversaw development of Cisco’s highly-lauded Visual Networking index, and had roles in the optical and security business units.

Before joining Cisco Systems, Doug was an initial employee and Director of Communications at WheelGroup Corporation, a network security startup acquired by Cisco in 1998. Doug graduated from Yale University with a degree in economics and served four years as a decorated officer in the US Air Force and in an elected position on the Board of Directors of one of the largest credit unions in the United States. He lives in Austin, Texas, where he is the Cisco campus’ site leader, is a proud husband and father to his wife, two sons, and daughter, and is passionate about food, fitness, and Formula 1.


Satellite Communications Come to the Mobile Internet Services

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The mobile satellite communications market is experiencing strong growth globally with mobile workers, cargo, and remote applications driving the industry. This diverse market consists of handsets, modems, ships, human passengers, and machine-to-machine (M2M) modules that bring satellite services to a diverse range of applications, further driving rapid traffic growth and bandwidth demand from machines and […]

Six Insights: Implications of the VNI Forecast 2012-2017

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Shortly before we released this year’s Cisco VNI Forecast 2012-2017* on May 29th, I had a chance to contemplate the implications behind all the report’s data. The Forecast makes it clear that IP traffic will continue to grow “in leaps and bounds” through 2017, but there is so much more information lying hidden within the […]

February 18, 2013


Catching the Wave: SPs and Mobile Growth

Mobile data traffic worldwide will increase 13 times by 2017.  That’s from the latest Cisco VNI Mobile Data Forecast Update, 2012-2017 released in early February. (For a quick recap, check out Thomas Barnett’s blog post and infographic.) For those of you who surf or enjoyed the movie Chasing Mavericks, imagine mobile traffic as a rapidly […]