So the Summer of 2015 is quickly coming to a close here in New England, which means Fall is coming, and the leaves will soon begin to change color with the cooler temperatures. But according to ACC Research the Mobile Infrastructure is getting hot again, and starting to grow, which is great news.
According to ACG Research since 2014 mobile operators have been shifting more of their expenditures from the RAN to the packet core and to IP backhaul to more efficiently and economically offload data traffic and deploy innovative new services. Read More »
Tags: Cisco, EPC, esp, Evolved Packet Core, evolved services platform, LTE, mobile backhaul, Mobile IP Core, mobility, MPC, packet core, Service Provider, Virtualized packet core, vPC
Guest blog by Alison O’Brien, Marketing Manager
Following-up on the recent successful announcement of the Evolved Programmable Network Manager application (EPN Manager), we caught up with JL Valente, Vice President of Product Management for Cisco’s Cloud and Virtualization Group. He shared his thoughts on how EPN Manager can be used to manage converged, packet optimized optical transport and Carrier Ethernet networks, as well as enable organizations to address key business initiatives, including:
- Improving business agility (and responsiveness) to market changes and transitions such as explosive traffic growth, packet optical network convergence and new business models prompted by over-the-top (OTT) entrants
- Simplifying the overall approach to business operations by eliminating complex management systems and error-prone manual processes
- More efficiently managing the time and manpower required to support daily network management tasks such as network provisioning, troubleshooting, and proactive network assurance.
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Tags: agility, cloud, EPN Manager, esp, evolved programmable network, evolved services platform, JL Valente, management, Service Provider, simplicity
Security has never been more critical for service providers. As Sanjeev Mervana said in his recent blog: Security has become a service provider imperative. it is a key enabler for open and programmable networks that enhances business agility and profitability. With secure networks, emerging video, wireless mobility, Internet of Everything (IoE) and cloud services can more reliably drive new revenue opportunities and business outcomes. Unfortunately, cyber adversaries exploit the growing attack surface that these services expose by launching more sophisticated attacks that impact both the service provider and their customers.
Until now, the only viable approach for service providers to protect their networks has been to Read More »
Tags: attacks, Cisco, Cisco EPN, cisco live, esp, firepower 9300, secure networks, security, service providers, threat protection
Guest Blog by Igor Dayen, SP Product and Solutions Marketing
We have been enabling service providers to transform the experience, transform the business and transform the architecture with cloud-based capabilities. Service providers now have more options to achieve business outcomes such as increasing revenue, decreasing operating expenses and enhancing agility when implementing Cisco strategy. Using the Cisco Open Network Strategy for service providers, you as a service provider can take full advantage of your untapped network value, improve business agility, and simplify operations.
This year at Cisco Live San Diego 2015, we have prepared a great collection of demos Read More »
Tags: #CLUS, Cisco, Cisco Open Network Strategy, epn, esp, NFV, San Diego, SDN, Service Provider, videoscape
So here we are in the middle of Spring 2015 and the temperature is beginning to rise, yes finally here in New England the temperature is beginning to rise after such a harsh winter. What is also on the rise according to ACG Research is the Cisco IP Infrastructure Market-Share. ACG published today their 1st Quarter 2015 Mobile IP Infrastructure Report and it stated that Cisco led the mobile industry
- Mobile IP Infrastructure at 44.7% up 5% QoQ
- Mobile IP Backbone at 69.6% up 2.6% QoQ
- Mobile IP Backhaul at 45.7% up 9.9% QoQ
- Packet Core (EPC + MPC) at 30.1%
With the recent announcements of merger mania in the Video and Mobile market, we expect Read More »
Tags: ASR5000 Series, ASR9000, ASR901, Cisco, Cisco VNI, EPC, esp, Evolved Packet Core, evolved services platform, LTE, mobile backhaul, Mobile IP Core, mobility, MPC, packet core, Service Provider, Virtualized packet core, vPC