Digital Transformation Hub

October 19, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

New Iraqi National IP and Optical Network

The nation of Iraq is frequently in the news, but up until now not because of its ultra-modern IP and optical network. This week we announced that Cisco is playing a key role to restore and rebuild the Iraqi National Backbone, a multi-layer IP and optical project that both spans a long-haul terrestrial route from […]

October 19, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Upskill on Cybersecurity in a Virtual World

Light Reading and Cisco present a series of live online lectures by key service providers on how to keep pace with changing threats and take a proactive approach to network security.

October 18, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Seeking a Clear Path to SDN & NFV?

Everyone knows that Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technologies are key to future Service Provider(SP) success. But how to get there is something that most service providers are struggling with. I was at SCTE/ISBE conference in Philly last week, which is one of the largest cable technology shows with over 10,000 […]

October 18, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

A Requirements Checklist for the Next Generation Transport Network

By: Alison Izard, Marketing Manager, Cisco In our recently published E-Book, A Roadmap for Transport Network Modernization, we use a step-by-step checklist to evaluate what should be considered before embarking on a network modernization project. Our checklist seeks to address a core set of modernization requirements all service providers share. If you haven’t already developed […]

October 12, 2016

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SoftBank Cuts Cloud Service Deployment Times by Nearly 90 Percent With Network Virtualization, Automation, and Orchestra …

In the competitive market for network services, it’s getting harder for operators to stand out from the crowd. SoftBank, a Tier-1 service provider in Asia, is changing the game with automation, virtualization, and orchestration. Today, enterprise customers can select and tailor network service offerings for precisely what they need from SoftBank’s SmartVPN Web portal. With […]

October 10, 2016

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Discover the Cisco Ultra M Platform

Why is Mobile Virtualization So Hard? Mr. Operator, Your challenge today with your mobile network is that you have your current network running at peak capacity, your CxO’s orders you to move to virtualization within your current budget, and you don’t have the resources. The dynamic network demand requirements of trying to connect the billions […]

NFV: Time to Quick Start Your Services!

  Guest Blog Submitted by Filippo Galimberti, Sr. Marketing Manager SP   The industry has been discussing about Virtualization for a quite a while. The adoption is not picking-up as expected. Why? One of the main reasons is too much efforts are still spent on designing and testing a NFV Infrastructure meeting quality and performance […]

Game over. Automation Scores Huge Upset against Operational Costs.

When significant real-world ROI results come in from the field, we’re excited to share them. Some recent proof points from our service provider customers are especially compelling. Why? Because they’re about one of your biggest challenges―reducing high operational costs. Big Reductions in OpEx Confirmed Before the first human flew through the stratosphere, a space ship […]

September 28, 2016

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Upskill U on Gigabit & the Great Migration

Submitted by Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, the Editor of Upskill U at Light Reading While the number of gigabit broadband deployments are rapidly increasing, service providers continue to face growing challenges in identifying the right architectures to support advanced networks, how to migrate from legacy equipment and how to successfully strategize for future upgrades and deployments. […]