Usha Andra

Marketing Manager

SP Industry

Usha Andra is a senior analyst on Cisco’s SP thought leadership team that is responsible for developing and maintaining leading global research and market intelligence initiatives. She has been one of the key contributors to Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) and Cisco Global Cloud Index (GCI)—the company's ongoing thought leadership effort to forecast and analyze the growth and use of the Internet, IP networks and cloud based networks worldwide. While Usha has been involved in all facets of the above projects, her focus has been on identifying and analyzing trends related to broadband network quality by mobile and fixed technologies, Wi-Fi strategies and cloud application readiness.

Usha has been with the company for 10 years. She started her career with Cisco’s Strategic Marketing Organization focusing on the consumer and home networking segment and then joined the Service Provider marketing organization. Usha has had prior experience in Internet advertising and digital marketing, in creating solutions for full service campaign management. She has earned an M.B.A. degree from San Jose State University, California and has a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Bangalore University, India. Usha has served as an adjunct faculty member at the College of Business at SJSU, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.


Why Do Network and Application Performance Need to Be Superior?

Question: Is there still a need for more network capacity and performance enhancements to fixed and mobile networks? Answer: Yes! And tomorrow’s tactile Internet needs and requirements will be met by 5G, Wi-Fi6 and FTTH innovations that support emerging applications (and new services that are just in the ideation phase today). At the beginning of […]

December 19, 2018


Tomorrow’s Tactile Internet Requires High-Performing, Pervasive and Secure Networks

The foundation of tomorrow’s tactile Internet demands open and supercharged fixed and mobile broadband spigots.

February 13, 2017


Wi-Fi Wanderlust: What’s happening with the “other” mobile technology?

This week, Cisco released the 2017 Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast. Not surprisingly, most people focus on the cellular (2G, 3G, 4G and 5G) aspects of the forecast. But there are also some rather exciting insights that can be drawn from our analysis of “the other” mobile technology – Wi-Fi. In some ways, Wi-Fi […]

January 13, 2017


Here’s Why Today’s Networks Can’t Be Run Like It’s 1999

There are new and much more advanced demands on public and private networks driven by cloud and IoT-based applications such as 4K streaming, connected/autonomous car safety applications, Virtual Reality (VR) streaming, and Telemedicine.

December 20, 2016


Tis the Season to Secure Your Devices (and Things)

Today, global headlines are focused on alleged government-led breaches of U.S. political parties. But the threat of nefarious online activity goes beyond the email and communications of elected officials. The large-scale distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) cyberattack that flooded the servers of Domain Name System (DNS) host Dyn on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 undoubtedly proves the disruptive […]