evolved services platform

October 17, 2014

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

What’s in the Cisco Evolved Services Platform’s Orchestration Engine?

We created the Evolved Services Platform (ESP) to help our customers increase service revenue while driving down costs. In doing so, we needed to make it expansive to include the breadth of technologies and solutions that would apply to many domains (such as access, Wide Area Network (WAN), and data center) and technologies (such as […]

October 13, 2014

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Learn How to Transform your Network with Cisco Innovations at MEF GEN14!!

By Gina Nienaber, Marketing Manager, SP Product and Solutions Marketing   Cisco is a sponsor of a new show this year, the Metro Ethernet Forum Global Ethernet Network 2014 show or “MEF GEN 14” to be held on November 17-20th, at the Gaylord National in Washington, DC. The event promises to bring together leading industry […]

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 […]

Broad Industry Support Taking Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to Next Level

Cisco will Leverage OPNFV Efforts in Evolved Services Platform (ESP) Development Most people following industry trends are aware of the ETSI Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Industry Specification Group, which was formed in 2012 and kicked off its first set of specifications in October 2013. These documents are commonly used references in the growing movement to […]

Cox Communication Automates Virtualized Services with Cisco Evolved Services Platform

There is a video available on YouTube describing a collaborative project with Cox Communications on virtualized residential services.  Dave Ward, Senior VP and CTO at Cisco Systems, is joined by Jeff Finklestein, Executive Director of Architecture at Cox Communications, and Alon Bernstein, Distinguished Engineer at Cisco. They discuss, in the context of Cisco’s Evolved Services […]

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 […]