Kelly Ahuja

Senior Vice President

Service Provider Business, Products, and Solutions

Senior Vice President, Service Provider Business, Products, and Solutions

Kelly Ahuja is Senior Vice President of Service Provider Business, Products, and Solutions, where he is responsible for developing and managing the service provider segment strategy and portfolio within Cisco's Development organization.

Ahuja's 17-year career at Cisco is rooted in the design and deployment of telecommunications networks. Before his current position, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Mobility Business Group. In this role, he was responsible for the global business strategy and execution of Cisco's entire mobility product and technology solutions portfolio, which targeted mobile service operators. Prior to that, Ahuja acted as Chief Architect for the Service Provider business, covering routing, optical, mobility, video, and cloud technologies. Before that, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Service Provider Routing Technology Group, in which he evolved and expanded the routing portfolio and managed the transition from IPv4 to IPv6. During this period, Ahuja also led the acquisition of Starent, which became the foundation of the Mobile Internet Technology Group. In prior roles at Cisco, Ahuja was Vice President and General Manager of the Core Routing Business Unit and Vice President of Marketing for the Carrier Core Multi Service Business Unit.

Ahuja has more than 20 years of experience in telecommunications and networking. Before joining Cisco, he served as Vice President of Marketing at BlueLeaf Networks, a startup developing optical switching and transmission systems. Before that he led the product marketing team for Cisco network switches at StrataCom. In prior positions, he led the design and deployment of data and voice networks for several organizations in AT&T Canada and has also held engineering and analyst positions with Bank of Canada and Telesat Canada, designing, implementing, and supporting data and voice networks.

Ahuja holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Calgary.


Good News Keep Coming on the Mobility Front

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Recently I shared with you an ACG Research report which shows Cisco leading in Mobile IP Infrastructure and gaining market share. Now step with me into the future for a moment and picture this. 2018 – nearly 21 billion globally networked devices and connections are live, 7.3 billion M2M are online, four billion global Internet […]

Great News, Cisco gains market share in Mobility

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Get this. The average consumer is never more than 3 feet away from their phone. The average smart phone user checks their phone 40 times a day. Mobility has become a necessary part of our lives and will be even more so with the emergence of the Internet of Everything, which will bring together people, processes, data […]

November 21, 2013


Mobile Network Opportunities for Service Providers

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To read the first part of the Network Matters blog series that focuses on how IT leaders can rely on a network to simplify the process of onboarding new mobile technology, click here. To read the second part of the series that discusses how an architectural approach to mobility is essential for the Future of […]

October 14, 2013


Verizon and Cisco Showcase New Technologies at Verizon Innovation Center West

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More than 99 percent of things in the physical world are still not connected to the Internet. The Internet of Everything (IoE) has the potential to connect the unconnected, thereby opening up unprecedented opportunities. But, it’s not just things that are connected to the Internet. People, such as athletes, are looking to utilize technology, such […]

March 25, 2013


Inflection Point: Cisco Sets the Pace of Mobility Innovation

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At Cisco, we take very seriously our ability to anticipate and catch market transitions. A few years ago, we saw a market transition that would affect our Service Provider customers in the area of Mobility. With 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi deployments rising, the world was clearly shifting from Coverage, Capacity to Services… and the importance […]

March 11, 2013


At Mobile World Congress, Operators Go on the Offensive

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At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in early March, I had the opportunity to meet with leading mobile operators from several countries, small and large, and the focus of each discussion was remarkably consistent – how can mobile operators cost-effectively monetize the growing traffic on their networks? This was music to my ears, because […]

February 19, 2013


Mobility = Motion = $$$$

Human beings are nomadic, social creatures by nature. Throughout the course of human history, we have innovated new communication technologies to help us stay in touch with our social networks while we roamed the globe. In today’s digital connected world, we have become “addicted” to mobility because of all the ways it enriches our life […]

November 13, 2012


From Coverage and Capacity to Monetizing New Services for Service Providers

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Last week, the annual 4G World show was hosted in everyone’s favorite windy city—Chicago!  This year, I was lucky enough to be a keynote speaker for the event.  It’s always an honor to speak at an event on behalf of Cisco and the countless folks that have made our SP Mobility a success.  As the […]

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