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Jonathan Davidson

Senior Vice President and General Manager

Cisco Mass-Scale Infrastructure

Jonathan was named Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco's Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group in March 2020. He leads an organization that builds silicon, optics, hardware, software, and systems innovations for the largest and most advanced networks in the world.

Prior to this role, Jonathan was named Senior Vice President and General Manager of Cisco's Service Provider Business in August 2018. He led the team to deliver industry leading technologies for the Internet and 5G (routing systems, IOS XR software, automation, and solutions for fixed, cable, and mobile providers). Jonathan re-joined Cisco in March 2017 as Sr. Vice President and General Manager of Service Provider Networking. In that role, he drove Cisco's leadership position in next-generation routing and network automation.

Prior to rejoining Cisco, Jonathan served as Executive Vice President and General Manager at Juniper Networks leading its Engineering and Product Management. In that role, he was responsible for driving strategy, development and business growth for the company's entire portfolio including routing, switching and security, as well as leading the ongoing evolution of silicon technology and the Junos operation system.

Before Juniper, Jonathan held a variety of leadership positions at Cisco over the course of 15 years. During that time, he developed service provider solutions and led the enterprise routing product management team and service provider Layer 4 through Layer 7 services team.

Jonathan is co-author of the best-selling book, "Voice-over IP Fundamentals," and is a frequent speaker at high-profile industry events. Active on social media, he frequently shares his observations and insights about the industry through Twitter and blogs.

Articles

July 23, 2021

EXECUTIVE PLATFORM

Cisco Reinforces Commitment to Bridging the Digital Divide

Cisco announces new research on the U.S. Municipal Infrastructure Index 2021, to measure how broadband infrastructure is prioritized across the country. We discuss the results with industry leaders and explore how to close the digital divide in the U.S.

The Internet for the Future: Simple, Flexible, and Affordable

The legacy architecture has multiple layers that have created not only architectural silos. There is an opportunity to simplify this complex and redundant three-layer architecture. Rakuten Mobile takes this approach to use Segment Routing over IPv6 (SRv6) and Cisco Routed Optical Networking to add operational flexibility, enhance profitability, and improve time-to-market. The service provider would be using this to bring newer opportunities, including 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) offerings, to its enterprise customers.

March 30, 2021

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Reimagining the Internet for the Future

To connect the next billion users, we need to fundamentally change the economics of the Internet so it will work for everyone, not just the privileged. We need to reimagine the Internet for the Future.

November 16, 2020

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Cisco IOS XR to Power AT&T IP Edge Routing Platform

Announcing AT&T’s new IP routing platform integrating Cisco IOS XR software, discover the details and background on our strategic decision to disaggregate components and offer our customers more choices for building-block based innovation.

September 9, 2020

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Closing the Rural Broadband Gap

The internet has changed nearly every aspect of American life. It has transformed how we shop, listen to music, learn, do business, bank… and connect with each other. With so many Americans now working or learning from home, our dependence on it has grown. Yet, in dark contrast to internet usage growth, the gap between those who have broadband access and those who do not is growing, too.

August 14, 2020

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An Unprecedented Opportunity

Internet connectivity is more critical to the success of our society than ever before. In partnership with some of our biggest customers, Cisco is investing our time, energy, development expertise, and money to make sure that state-of-the-art broadband networks are deployed by recognized Native American Tribes across all 50 states.

Expanding the Internet for the Future Supporting First Responders and Society at Large

Connectivity is critical to create a society and economy in which all citizens can participate and thrive, so Cisco hosted a virtual roundtable with leading providers of connectivity, social networking, and telehealth services. 

April 7, 2020

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Global Internet Traffic Spiking? Add Bandwidth with Cisco’s Flexible Consumption Model

With a third of the world’s population on Coronavirus lockdown, the Internet has become their de facto connection to the outside world. Spikes in Internet traffic have been dramatic, and service providers are publicly reporting traffic increases ranging from 30% to 60%.

March 26, 2020

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Global Traffic Spikes. No Panic at the Cisco!

(Note: OK, so I know the title is a little cheesy, but being sheltered in place for two weeks with “High Hopes” playing in the background for inspiration has certainly influenced me.) Seemingly overnight, social distancing across the globe has defined a new normal and we’re all on a fast-learning curve to adapt in our […]