SP360: Service Provider

The Cloud can be Simple, Agile, and Secure for Broadcasters

At a time when production from anywhere is a must, those that create, distribute, and secure content needed to pivot overnight, adopting new tech and workflows. This blog reviews the need to move to the cloud can provide agility and security for the new normal.

History of Pluggable Optics Continued: Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 3 Notes

Join us for Episode 3 of the Cisco Optics Podcast, where we discuss the history of pluggable optics in a conversation with Ray Nering, an engineering product manager in the Cisco Optics product management group.

Welcoming the Next Generation of NCS 5500 Systems

The NCS 5500 platform has become the go-to peering and aggregation device—down to the access layer—deployed for everything from mobile backhaul to wireline to cable network aggregation. New additions to the Cisco Converged SDN Transport architecture will help communication service providers to deliver new connected experiences quickly and at a massive scale.

NCS 500, Your Access Done Right

To assist communication service providers with the evolution to the next-gen access and aggregation networks, we are excited to announce a few key additions to the NCS 500 portfolio.

Building Trust in Your Access Network

With 5G deployments gaining traction, routers are now increasingly deployed in distributed, remote architectures and depended on as critical infrastructure. Cisco’s trustworthy platforms ensure customers can validate the authenticity of their devices in both hardware and software to help eliminate malicious access to the network and significantly improve the CSP’s security posture.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series, A Never-Ending Story

2020 put network infrastructures to the test. Work from home and streaming video pushed network traffic loads into the stratosphere. More and more endpoints connected to the network, as enterprises pushed hard to digitize their service offerings, and the rate of cyber-security threats, which continue to present a significant business risk, skyrocketed. While communication service […]

History of Pluggable Optics Continued: Cisco Optics Podcast Episode 2 Notes

Join us for Episode 2 of the Cisco Optics Podcast, where we discuss the history of pluggable optics in a conversation with Ray Nering, an engineering product manager in the Cisco Optics product management group.

Comparing Lower Layer Splits for Open Fronthaul Deployments

The transition to open RAN (Radio Access Network) based on interoperable lower layer splits is gaining significant momentum across the mobile industry. However, where best to split the open RAN is a complex compromise between radio unit (RU) simplification, support of advanced coordinated multipoint RF capabilities, consequential limitations on transport delay budgets as well as bandwidth expansion. This post compares the two leading alternative splits for realizing an interoperable open RAN.

Reimagining the Internet for the Digital Economy

Sanjay Kaul, President of Service Provider in Asia Pacific, talks about how the industry leaders across the region can fast track their journey to this evolving digital platform and pivot their business to this new normal faster.

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