Rajesh Chainani

Managing Director

Service Provider Network & Cloud APJ

Rajesh Chainani, Managing Director-Service Provider Network & Cloud APJ, is responsible for Cisco’s SDN, Cloud and Virtualization portfolio for Service Providers, OTT and Media companies helping them achieve network transformation leveraging Cloud Scale technology with positive business outcomes in areas of SDN based IP Transport, SDN/NFV Telco Cloud, and Hybrid IT Cloud. Cisco's SP portfolio includes SP Routing, SDN programmable networks, Cloud management and automation, Analytics, software defined Compute and storage, and application networking.

Rajesh has been with Cisco for 18 years and is now leading Network and Cloud business in APJ for Service Providers. Over the past five years he has been instrumental in building Cisco's transformational business in APJ, driving Mobile Data, SI services with business outcomes and consumption models.

Prior coming to Singapore, Rajesh was leading the Service Provider segment business in India. Earlier in his career Rajesh was at Newbridge Networks in a number of technical, sales and marketing roles.


Video Surge Forces Telcos to Reimagine the Digital Experience

2 min read

Service providers face challenges on multiple fronts: ever increasing bandwidth demands, costs related to the move to 5G, more mobile connections, more mobile services, and more video. Cisco Ultra Traffic Optimization effectively relieves network congestion and provides a consistent experience to customers.

Award Winning, Scalable Petabyte Routers to Power the Next Decade

2 min read

The processing performance, coupled with industry-leading power consumption and cost reduction features, earned the Cisco 8000 Series routers the “Best of Show Award” Grand Prize in the Network Infrastructure category at Interop Tokyo 2020. Selected as an example of outstanding innovation that is certain to drive next-generation IT trends, the review was conducted by a key committee of leading media companies and a review committee formed by experts from academic and business circles.

How Network Operators Can Drive Profitable Growth

2 min read

With more devices connected and more content consumed online, market research on Internet traffic indicates a compounded annual growth rate of 30 percent or higher. Service Providers will make infrastructure investments to meet this demand but must mitigate a flat Average Revenue Per User figure. This blog discusses how network simplification and convergence will allow Service Providers to reduce operating costs and create new revenue opportunities.

September 4, 2019


Mobile Operators and 5G: Evolving into Digital Service Providers

4 min read

With 5G technology powering the next wave of business ecosystems and capabilities, a new and diverse revenue mix will be created for mobile operators who can turn their mobile networks into platforms for deeper interaction with content and services.

December 4, 2018


Managing the 5G Telco Cloud

2 min read

Buoyant 5G forecasts for APJ mean that mobile service providers in the region must rethink their data center infrastructure to lead in the 5G race.