The Cisco 5G White Paper Series

A successful 5G evolution will be more than just a new radio access technology – it will be a new architecture. Cisco is leading the way by driving development toward a virtualized architecture that extends complex intelligence from end to end. The 5G architecture will see automated service creation and SLA. It will see a reduction in the cost to deliver new services. 5G will also be a mix of access technologies addressing the needs of enterprise including IoT and customized network slices. 5G will also see a new protocol called Information Centric networking ICN, aka CCN and NDN). ICN in some ways encapsulates what 5G is really all about – a flat “any-access” architecture where content distribution, mobility and security are inherent parts of the routers. No more overlays of a CDN and no more bolting on security appliances that failure to protect the actual content.

Cisco is releasing a series of nine (9) white papers beginning with two (2) that are now posted on Light Reading in their “Educational Resources” column (right side). Watch this site as we will release additional white papers every couple of weeks.

These papers have been authored by some of the most established experts in their individual fields of service provider mobility. Most are Distinguished Engineers or Principal Engineers at Cisco.

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  1. Data collection from users is getting ever more ridiculous. I don’t want to join a Cisco mail fest as a condition of white paper that may or may not be any good. And I don’t want to have to read through cisco’s latest “privacy” statement to find out what I would be giving up. The issue isn’t privacy. It is spam. And that may or may not be covered by the privacy policy. I’ll read this stuff when it is posted openly on the net. My suspicion is that guys in the marketing dept are just throwing stuff at the wall to see what users will click through on.

    • Hi Jim Warner, I am sorry that you feel this way, but that is entirely your right. Yes we did chose to make these white papers available via a gated site. We do this only to get a more accurate read on interest. This sort of information assists marketing departments (not just Cisco’s) to decide where to focus resources. I can tell you that I know all the authors and they are really gifted in their areas of expertise. I hope that you will reconsider and read these papers. Best regards, Dan

  2. Impressive!