Santanu Dasgupta

Distinguished Systems Engineer

Global Service Provider CTO Office

Santanu is a Distinguished Systems Engineer at Cisco Systems with close to 20 years of experience building large-scale networks for Service Providers, Federal, Defense, and NREN customers.

Based out of Cisco’s San Jose headquarters, he presently works for the Global Service Provider CTO team focusing on driving transformation of Service Provider Architectures.

Santanu’s primary area of focus is Virtualization, Telco Cloud, Edge Computing, Open Virtualized RAN and the overall 5G architecture. He is responsible to work with major SPs and Cisco’s internal teams on solutions, architecture and technology direction in his areas of focus to help shape our Customer’s and Cisco’s strategy.


February 25, 2019


Enabling Rakuten Cloud Platform with Cisco NFVI and Orchestration Solutions

16 min read

You might have followed the launch of the commercial-friendly user trial by Rakuten Mobile Network Inc., the newest mobile network operator in Japan. Rakuten Inc., the parent company, is a well known Web and IT giant with diversified lines of business, such as eCommerce, FinTech, rich media content and social media apps.