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Transform Service Provider Architectures to Support Virtualized Managed Business Services

By Gina Nienaber, Marketing Manager, SP Product and Solutions Marketing Cisco estimates over 50 billion new devices will be connected to the Internet by 2020.  To support the Internet of Everything, service providers must undergo an infrastructure transformation.  The network needs to become more open, programmable, automated, adaptive, and agile.  To guide this transformation, the […]

September 29, 2014

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Cisco and Service Providers – Transformation for the Internet of Everything

Just a few years ago, I’d go out for an occasional weekend drive to take in the splendor of Northern California, and leave my mobile phone and various gadgets behind. Those days are long gone. Over time, smart devices and connectivity have transformed my life – as I’m sure they have yours – and become […]

September 24, 2014

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We Won! LTE Asia Awards Update

So great news! A couple hours ago, the LTE Asia Organizers tweeted: Congrats to our ‪#LTEAsia award winners: Best LTE Core Network Product ‪@Cisco Our Cisco ASR 5000 Series has been chosen the winner of the LTE Asia Best Core Product in the 1st Annual LTE Asia Event. Our ASR5000 Series is the market’s

September 19, 2014

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Off to the LTE Asia Awards: Singapore or Bust

Think about what is going on in the APJC Mobile Market for a minute: In Korea, mobile data traffic on 2G, 3G, and 4G networks increased approximately 70% between 3Q 2012 and 3Q 2013. In China, mobile data traffic of China’s top 3 mobile operators grew 90% in 2012 and 72% from mid-2012 to mid-2013. […]

September 2, 2014

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Operators Accelerating Pace with NFV and SDN

Save Money Here and Now When was the last time you won the lottery?  If you are like me, it’s a pretty rare occasion indeed.  The same probability can be applied to increasing the budget allocation for any business and especially for service providers.  What can service providers do to save money now, enabling them […]

Enabling Open, Agile, Application Centric Networks With Cisco Evolved Services Platform

Service provider customers expect more.   The pace of change around us is not just constant but continuing to accelerate.   To stay competitive with the nimble new players in the market, service providers need to change how they engage all of their end customers.   Not exactly an easy challenge to overcome, but rapid and successful business […]

Good News Keep Coming on the Mobility Front

Recently I shared with you an ACG Research report which shows Cisco leading in Mobile IP Infrastructure and gaining market share. Now step with me into the future for a moment and picture this. 2018 – nearly 21 billion globally networked devices and connections are live, 7.3 billion M2M are online, four billion global Internet […]

Cisco Evolved Programmable Network: Virtualized Services in an EPN World

By Greg Nehib, Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco Part 2 – Virtualized Services in an EPN World? In part one of this series Gina covered the basic definition of an Evolved Programmable Network or EPN and its linkage to the Cisco Evolved Services Platform (ESP).   Figure 1 offers a quick visual recap. Figure 1:  Cisco’s Open […]

Join Cisco at the Light Reading Big Telecom Event in Chicago

Written by Sultan Dawood, Marketing Manager As SDN and NFV continue to be top of mind technologies for service providers, Light Reading is launching its first Big Telecom Event focused on bridging the gap in the telecom industry between technology know how and business acumen. In partnership with the Open Networking Forum (ONF), this event […]