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The average consumer is never more than 3 feet away from their phone. The average smart phone user checks their phone 40 times a day. Mobility has become a necessary part of our lives and will be even more so with the emergence of the Internet of Everything, which will bring together people, processes, data and things. And this is not reflected only in stats that abound around the Internet but also in analysts firms’ research findings.

In a hot-off-the-press report, ACG Research’s Ray Mota notes that  a major paradigm shift is happening. “Although service providers are requesting that vendors extend consumption model of their financing, we are seeing a major CAPEX spending shift from wireline to wireless. Mobile spending continues to rise globally, fueling LTE spending. EPC will continue to be a highly dynamic market for the next several years as vendors and carriers work through network virtualization. We saw a major shift in market shares in 1Q14 because of vendors’ execution and the flexibility of their portfolios.

The market share vendor break down in the ACG report shows Cisco as #1 in Mobile IP Infrastructure including #1 in Packet Core (MPC & EPC)., #1 in Mobile Backhaul, and #1 Mobile IP Core.

This past quarter we gained market share with increases of 5 percent  in Mobile IP Core, 13.2 percent share in Packet Core, and 4.3 percent  in Mobile IP Backbone . And this is no happenstance. Cisco has never been more focused on quality and innovation in our mobile business and will continue to do so.  For details, check out ACG Research’s 1Q 2014 blog at http://acgresearch.blogspot.com/2014/05/gains-in-evolved-packet-core-segment-in.html) ) and read on the Q1 2014 ACG Packet Core Results.

Q1 2014 ACG Mobile IP infrastructure Results:

According to ACG Research: Cisco, gain 5% Q/Q and holds 43.2 percent of the total mobility market, has been focusing on its Packet Core offerings with a high price/performance portfolio strategy and winning in key LTE markets, Mobile Backhaul as operators expand  into Macro and Small Cell networks, and core network as mobile networks now carry more than 18 Exabytes of traffic.”Cisco posted significant gains in in Mobile IP Infrastructure: increasing 5% to 43.3% market share,

Packet Core (MPC + EPC), increasing  64.3 percent q-q and 32.4 percent y-y. Cisco’s core strengths in Packet Core and its extensive LTE core network experience are a result of its large/incumbent position in AT&T and Verizon Wireless where it has acquired complex deployment experience in 3G migration, LTE capacity planning, subscriber policy management, and multimedia/video revenue creation models.”


Congratulations to our teams for these results. Their focus is paying off. I also want to commend our customers for their commitment to advancing the next generation Internet. Without their partnership we couldn’t have done it.


Kelly Ahuja

Senior Vice President

Service Provider Business, Products, and Solutions