Global Traffic Spikes. No Panic at the Cisco!
(Note: OK, so I know the title is a little cheesy, but being sheltered in place for two weeks with “High Hopes” playing in the background for inspiration has certainly influenced me.) Seemingly overnight, social distancing across the globe has defined a new normal and we’re all on a fast-learning curve to adapt in our […]
The Top Five Things That Will Drive Gigabit Consumption
By Todd McCrum, Director of Product Management, Cisco Cable Access BU Back in the earliest days of television – before satellites began spraying an instant and national video footprint over the Earth – operators wondered whether it made sense to expand spectral capacity any further. At the time (early 1950s), most markets topped out at […]
What’s In Your Network? And What Are You Going to DO About it? Call Vodafone!
Network customers have always bought networks for one and only one reason: to run their applications over them. Yet for most of that time, those networks have been largely oblivious to the composition of the network traffic they carried. Traditional network tools could tell you whether your network was having a lot of errors, or […]
The Foundation for a Business Relevant Network
With the growing influx of new mobile devices, connected things, bandwidth intensive applications and more data, the network is more relevant to business success than ever before. Back in June...
Cloudburst: iOS 8 Generates 50% Increase in Network Traffic
Many network engineers recall the iOS7 update on September 18, 2013 as one of the most historic download days of their network’s history. All the more reason for us in...
#IWANWed: Harness the Power of Web Within the Enterprise Branch
In the ever-changing world of enterprise branch environments, a high number of businesses are planning to migrate their WAN to the Internet. To be exact, Nemertes Research (Benchmark 2012–13 Emerging WAN Trends) estimates that number to be close to 50%. That’s 50% of businesses migrating to Internet for WAN. And why is that happening? Enterprises […]
Winning Back the Weather Radio Channels Adds Capacity to 5GHz Wi-Fi Spectrum
In my last blog on 5 GHz spectrum, I discussed the recent FCC ruling that permitted outdoor access points to use the U-NII 1 band (5150-5250 MHz). But the...