M2M

Cisco’s IoT Cloud Platform Helps Hugo Go ‘Round the World

At first it was Verne’s Phileas Fogg, then Monty Python’s Michael Palin, and now it is Telefonica’s Hugo Scagnetti to join the ranks of those brave adventurers attempting to go around the world in 80 days. However, there is no wager from the Reform Club, or a BBC TV series in the works here, but […]

Sizes, shapes and screens (oh my!): Understanding the shifts and volume growth in global devices and connections

In the latest annual update to Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Complete Forecast, 2015-2020 we forecasted that the global number of IP connected devices and connections will grow from 16.3 billion in 2015 to 26.3 billion in 2020 – adding net new 10 billion device and connections. What could be exciting about the consistent growth […]

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 […]

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) […]

Updated Cisco VNI Complete Forecast Released Today (So What?)

Earlier today, we released the 11th annual update to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Complete Forecast, 2015 – 2020. This report represents the culmination of months of data gathering,...

Catch the next wave of mobile monetization

Guest Blog Submitted by Jeff Meek, Manager, Product Marketing, SP Almost $1 trillion will be divided among mobile operators in the next few years. Are you fully prepared to take your share? Growing numbers of mobile users and a fast-changing competitive environment: that’s the opportunity, and the challenge, for mobile operators today. With voice traffic […]

February 17, 2016

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Wireless Connections & Wi-Fi – Mobile Network Evolution

Every time a new generation of mobile network has been introduced – 2G networks transitioning to 3G, and 3G evolving to 4G, there have been concerns about the user adoption and capacity utilization. And each time skeptics have been proven wrong. By 2020, smartphones will represent 48.1% of global mobile-connected devices in use, and generate […]

September 25, 2015

HIGH TECH POLICY

As Two Digital Divides Close, A New One Threatens

Five years ago when it was created, the UN Commission for Digital Development stated that “the digital divide continues to be a development divide that must quickly be bridged.” Since then, huge progress has been made in closing the digital divides in the adoption of information and communication technologies (ICTs), particularly telephones and the Internet. […]

The History and Future of Internet Traffic

I remember when 1 Mbps was big bandwidth. And 45 Mbps was unbelievably, outlandishly huge bandwidth. One spring day in 1995, at the headquarters of a large technology company outside of Dallas, there was excited chatter at the proverbial water cooler about the T3 access line that was being installed. A T3 line! Nearly 45 […]