SP360: Service Provider

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.

Winning the Crowd: Digitisation is Transforming Fan Experience

The lines are blurring between digital and live, a trend that was already underway in many stadiums and arena venues and which has been accelerated by the pandemic.

Bring Your Broadband Network Gateways into the Cloud

It is no longer possible to optimize the user plane and control plane when hosted on the same device. It is time to entirely rethink the BNG architecture.

Want more optics information? Try this new podcast

Introducing the Cisco Optics Podcast, part of the Cisco Podcast Network and available on all major podcast platforms. Join us for episode one, 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.

Embrace the Future with Open Optical Networking

Open optical networks enable access to the latest innovative technology for best-of-breed platforms, and industry initiatives are fueling adoption of this game-changing transformation. Learn how Cisco can help you realize the potential in your network.

Why Nine’s Move to an IP Media Fabric Solution is the Future of Broadcasting

Nine recognized the need to adapt and has now moved their Sydney broadcast centers to run entirely over Internet Protocol (IP).

Expanding the Cisco 8000 Router Series

One year ago, we announced the Cisco 8000 Series routers, combining the revolutionary Cisco Silicon One chipset and Cisco IOS XR, to deliver a breakthrough in high-performance routers. Discover how we expanded the Cisco 8000 Series routers over the past year.

PacketFabric Deploys 400G on Cisco Silicon One

I recently had a virtual chat with PacketFabric CEO, Dave Ward. If you’re not familiar with PacketFabric, you will be soon. They are quickly becoming an industry mover and shaker in the Network-as-a-Service and next-gen Service Provider (ngSP) space. They’re also a customer of ours, having recently deployed the Cisco 8000 with our new 400G solutions.

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