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NTT Docomo Virtualizing the Mobile Packet Core with Cisco

Did you know in Japan, 90% of mobile phones are waterproof because youngsters use them even in the shower? Did you know that Japan consists of over 6,800 islands? Did you know Japan suffers 1,500 earthquakes every year. In Japan Mobile data traffic grew 92% in 2012 and 66% from 3Q 2012 to 3Q 2013, […]

Cisco Joins China Mobile at Mobile Asia Expo (MAE)

Mobile is a fast-changing industry! Every year there are new devices, new technologies, and trends. China is one of the fastest growing mobile markets in the world with: 1.2 billion mobile connections and growing. The number of 3G mobile telephone users reached 386 million in November 2013, a growth of 154 million over the same […]

Cisco Evolved Programmable Network: The Beginning of a New Era in SP Networking

Written By Gina Nienaber, Marketing Manager, SP Product and Solutions Marketing This is the first blog out of a series of three covering  “What is the Evolved Programmable Network (EPN) Era and Why Evolved Programmable Network (EPN) Now?” Those of us who have been around in the industry for a few decades will remember the […]

Great News, Cisco gains market share in Mobility

Get this. The average consumer is never more than 3 feet away from their phone. The average smart phone user checks their phone 40 times a day. Mobility has become a necessary part of our lives and will be even more so with the emergence of the Internet of Everything, which will bring together people, processes, data […]

Cisco Carrier-Grade Virtualization for Mobile Operators

Wow how time flies, three months ago there was snow and cold weather in Boston but at the same time it was quite hot at the 2014 MWC. Hot from all of the discussions on Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Orchestration were on everyone’s minds, as both mobile operators and vendors try to answer the […]

What’s New With Cisco’s Evolved Services Platform (ESP)? A Peek Inside the Service Provider’s Software …

In February we announced the Evolved Services Platform (ESP) as part of our Service Provider Cisco Open Networking Environment.  The ESP consists of a service broker (a storefront for SP applications), a catalog of virtual functions (components of the offerings) and an orchestration engine, which is essentially the factory the produces the applications themselves. One […]

February 18, 2014

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Virtualization Technology for the Real World, Today

A few years ago at Mobile World Congress (well more than a few, perhaps…), I was speaking with the CTO of a top tier Mobile Operator about a newly emerging technology called IMS.  It seemed that every vendor was promising how IMS was going to change the world.  This very wise CTO stated that he […]