Mobile World Congress 2010: John Chambers Closing Thoughts
In wrapping up another successful Mobile World Congress, we had an opportunity to speak with John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco, who took time out from his busy schedule to reflect upon our recent activities.
John has said it before, and it’s certainly evident at MWC this year, the network is the platform – the essential foundation for delivering the connected experiences that consumer and business users really crave.
The Service Provider is becoming the enabler of all forms of communications and IT, and we’ve tied our future to the long-standing relationships that Cisco has with our valued service provider customers.
Cisco’s formation of the Mobile Internet Technology Group, which has been warmly received by our customers, was the next logical step to help us build upon our prior collaborations with mobile service providers.
Like John says, the people at Starent seem like they’ve been part of the Cisco family forever. It’s truly exciting for us to work with them on our common goal of helping the Mobile Internet applications phenomenon reach its full potential in the marketplace.
In the talks that John had with service provider customers, while here in Barcelona, all are committed to placing more focus on Cisco – and the architectural and business model plays that they will make in the coming months.
We’re at the core of their differentiation strategy. We’re delighted to have earned that trust, and thankful for our shared vision of future market opportunities. Together, changing the world in the way we work, live, play and learn.