Shaun McCarthy

Vice President, Worldwide Sales

Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group

Shaun McCarthy is Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Cisco’s Mass- Scale Infrastructure Group. In his role, Shaun leads a global organization of sales and technology specialists that wake up every day focused on leading customers through network transformations. At Cisco, specialist sales teams are comprised of the top thought leaders in the company. They bring insight to customers, partners and cross functional peers. Shaun is a results-oriented sales leader with a passion for building world class teams and turning around organizations. He has a strong technical background and a proven ability to develop long term relationships with Tier 1 Service Providers, MSOs, and Cloud/Hyperscale companies. He prides himself on being a collaborative, results-oriented leader who knows how to keep things fun, take the complexity out of problems and drive toward creative solutions. He lives by three rules in his life and career, and tries to instill the same mentality in his team: • Listen, learn and form your own opinion on things • Figure out what you are good at and use it to develop your personal brand • Always be customer obsessed and live by the 99-year plan Shaun thinks it’s an exciting time to be in the telco industry because traditional networks are being disrupted, new business models are emerging and 5G is playing a role in everything. A colleague of his introduced him to the term ‘disrupt impossible’, and he is determined to make impossible happen with his team, customers and partners every day.


The Next Wave of Productivity Demands 5G and Wi-Fi

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Cisco Private 5G as a Service provides our partners with more flexibility for expanded future growth and the ability to provide new services. Cisco knows how to build solutions that avoid both complexity and lock-in, enabling partners to empower customers to extend what they already own.

An Exciting Time for Mobile, Wireless and Optical

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At MWC and OFC, Cisco’s Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group (MIG) took center stage to focus on the power of Wi-Fi, Private 5G and IoT together. With Private 5G (P5G) as a service, Cisco is helping businesses rapidly scale and digitize their operations with the goal of supporting hybrid work. It's exactly what service providers and enterprises alike have been asking for.

Cisco and Tech Mahindra Collaborate to Build the Internet of the Future with Routed Optical Networking

2 min read

Tech Mahindra chooses to partner with Cisco in helping bring the benefits of Routed Optical Networking to our joint Service Provider customers and help build the Internet for the Future.

October 20, 2021


Cisco Innovation Powers Hybrid Work

1 min read

With hybrid work here to stay, employees working from home part of the time require the same reliable, speedy, and secure enterprise-grade connectivity they used to enjoy at the office. Employee productivity demands it. This article will look at how Cisco is addressing hybrid work for companies around the world, helping foster collaboration while ensuring high-performance connectivity, productivity, and security.

Rethinking Network Architecture with Routed Optical Networking

1 min read

Building the internet of the future is no small task and we need the right people to help make this happen.

NBC and a Gold Medal (Network) Performance

2 min read

This will be NBC Universal’s (NBCU) first ever all-IP International Broadcast Center operation at the Olympic Games, powered by a Cisco network. NBCUniversal (NBCU) will deliver more than 7,000 hours of content from the 2021 Tokyo Games to viewers. The moment those cameras capture the image, it starts encoding. That image is then transferred, via a network, by producers in the control room to viewers across the nation. It is then distributed to the consumer in 4k - and it all happens in a moment.

February 4, 2021


The Best Kept Secret in Mobile Networks: A Million Saved is a Million Earned

5 min read

Demand for mobile network services continues to increase and providers are efforting to keep pace. Building these networks is highly capital intensive and they don't pop-up overnight. So, how do you get more from what you already have? Simple, you optimize with CUTO.

December 10, 2020


Reaching the Summit is Rewarding, But It’s All About the Climb

3 min read

Helping our customers develop and grow new revenue streams, reduce costs, and mitigate risks is the mission for Cisco’s Mass-scale Infrastructure Group. The MIG team has a tremendous understanding of both the opportunities and challenges our customers face and also a passion for helping them navigate to the next set of transitions.

It’s All in the Cloud: AT&T Builds off Cisco’s Secure SD-WAN Solution

4 min read

Enterprise applications are quickly moving away from the data center and into the cloud. As service providers come to see this as a seismic technology shift rather than just a blip on the radar, they’re wondering how to deploy applications faster and easier while keeping them secure. AT&T recently developed a managed service offing based on our secure virtualized Software Defined–Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solution. Secure SD-WAN makes the management and operation of a WAN much simpler. It decouples networking hardware from its control mechanism using virtualization technology, allowing companies to build better performing and secure WANs.

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