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Inside Verizon go90

So we continue with our series on Mobile Video, today we are taking a look at Verizon’s go90 service. go90, is the Verizon all-in-one mobile entertainment app that brings together live music, live sports, original shows and TV favorites giving users access to more than 21,000 titles and more than 50 exclusive original series anytime, […]

IoT Connectivity Goes Low Powered and Long Distance

With the announcement of the Cisco Solution for LoRAWAN™, Service Providers have an integrated solution that enables them to extend their network reach to where they’ve never gone before – i.e., offering IoT services for devices and sensors that are battery powered, have low data rates and long distance communications requirements. The solution opens new […]

Video Consumption Is Going Mobile – T-Mobile Binge On

Imagine that about 24 months ago that T-Mobile US was rumored to be up for sale. Since that time T-Mobile has become one of the most disruptive forces in mobile video delivery industry. Not stopping there, the “Un-carrier” just announced last week that they are expanding the Binge On service for the 6th time in […]

Virtual Packet Core Launch First

We are seeing more and more Mobile Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) being deployed in commercial networks around the world. The recent case with XL Axiata in Indonesia (XL Axiata teams up with Cisco to launch Indonesia’s first 4G LTE network with Virtualized Packet Core), is one of the first to support what I would call […]

Mobile Video Consumption Is Going Crazy – A New Approach for Mobile Video Services

Mobile has fast become the consumer’s first device, they wake up in the morning and check their mobile smartphone for the time, email, daily schedule, news, messages, and so it comes as no surprise that mobile video is growing quickly as another service on their devices. Today however consumers pay significant premiums for video viewing […]

How Does a Mobile Operator Manage Video Traffic and Make Money at It?

Mobile has fast become the consumer’s first device. We wake up in the morning and turn off our alarm clock app on it. We then check our emails, our Facebook accounts, then news on our mobile device, all before we get out of bed. So it comes as no surprise that mobile video is quickly […]

Smarter Network, Smarter Devices: A Holistic Approach to Policy Control Network Policy on the Device

Policy Control is most commonly associated with PCRF, the 3GPP-defined standard for implementing policy and charging rules. It is the enforcement of these rules at the various network gateways that enable mobile operators to control and monetize their services. Network-based policies create the foundation for delivering a better user experience (and thus a successful business) […]

The Year of VoWi-Fi

There is a new role of voice in today’s communications. While we increasingly use text messages, instant messages, video, chat, and other technologies to communicate, voice continues to be a...

Cisco Continues to Invest & Grow Mobile Packet Core

So according to a recent report by the ITU, at the end of 2015 there were more than 7 billion mobile cellular subscriptions globally, or the equivalent of 98% penetration of the world’s 7.14 billion population. With the average length of a mobile phone as 4.5, if laid end to end that would equal more […]