SP360: Service Provider

T-Mobile’s 5G Hype is Real. And Cisco is at the Heart of It

Seems like we see news about 5G rollouts every week, with networks being “lit up” left and right. But on August 4, there was a really big announcement from T-Mobile about their launch of the world’s first nationwide standalone (SA) 5G network. So, why all the hype with this one? Simple. T-Mobile’s 5G SA is pure 5G throughout the network, providing the high bandwidth, blazing speeds, and low latency that IS the transformational promise of 5G. And the numbers speak for themselves.

5G Core and Cloud Native are Changing the Mobile Game

As service providers eye network upgrades to satisfy new demands for 5G, there are several important decisions to ponder. One of the biggest questions is whether to build onto your existing 4G network as a Non-Standalone (NSA) or jump in with a Standalone (SA) network packet core to position yourself as an industry leader well into the future. The future is here, and we are fortunate to be a part of building it!

Handy eGuide for Broadband Cable Technologists: Cisco Broadband Data Book

The cable broadband access network is extremely complex. All of these technologies have their own technical information. And, for broadband cable technologists to be effective in their jobs, they need lots of information at their fingertips. For many years, Cisco has recognized these needs by creating and keeping up-to-date a handy reference book intended to be used as a quick-reference source for topics related to broadband network technology. Read on to learn more about our Cisco Broadband Data Book available online.

It’s Not Too Early to Start Thinking About Post-Quantum Security

In networking and communication, information security is absolutely necessary when transmitting over any untrusted medium, especially the Internet. Cisco is tracking all of the solutions in this area and will bring to market a flexible solution that will enable our customers to use whatever PQ secure solution they feel more appropriate for them.

Award Winning, Scalable Petabyte Routers to Power the Next Decade

The processing performance, coupled with industry-leading power consumption and cost reduction features, earned the Cisco 8000 Series routers the “Best of Show Award” Grand Prize in the Network Infrastructure category at Interop Tokyo 2020. Selected as an example of outstanding innovation that is certain to drive next-generation IT trends, the review was conducted by a key committee of leading media companies and a review committee formed by experts from academic and business circles.

Cisco Live Delivers Results in a Safe Way for Service Providers

On June 16-17, 2020 for the first time we held the 31st annual Cisco Live as an entirely virtual event. Our focus this year was “Possibilities”, where teams collaborated and showcased the importance of the digital journey throughout the event. Cisco Live 2020 had over 120,000 registered attendees spanning globally across our three sales and marketing regions: Asia-Pacific/Japan (APJ), Europe/Middle East/Africa/Russia (EMEAR), and Americas (AMER), exceeding our expectations and that of our partners and customers. It was an interactive experience with each presenter broadcasting from their home office, using Cisco WebEx technology.

The Advantages of Exciting New Wireless Technologies

Enterprise operators are looking for new ways to leverage Industry 4.0 – the transformation of traditional industrial and manufacturing practices using smart technology – as we move toward a world of large-scale Machine to Machine (M2M) communications and Internet of Things (IoT) deployments driven by the two dominant wireless technologies, 5G and Wi-Fi 6. However, many operators aren’t sure which technology suits their needs.

Believe the HYPE: The Standout Technologies Shaping the Future of Media, Sports & Entertainment

Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in a tech webinar panel with HYPE Sports, The New Game Changers of Sports Media & Broadcasting. I was asked to share my perspective on the current landscape and innovation trends I’m seeing, and how I believe it will impact what’s coming next for the Media, Sports, and Entertainment industry. I wanted to expand a bit on some of the topics I covered and highlight big themes to consider for the future.

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