service providers

October 13, 2015

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Cisco at the 2015 SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

It’s Expo Eve down here in New Orleans, where the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will soon fill with the technology people of the cable and broadband industry. Us included! We’ve been planning for months for this year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, and are appreciably stocked (I hope!) with all of the elements that multichannel video […]

October 13, 2015

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Validating Cisco Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI)

Service Providers seeking to reduce operating expenses, deliver new services rapidly, are looking to SDN (Software Defined Networking) and virtualization technologies. Earlier this year, Light Reading and EANTC published an evaluation of Cisco’s virtualization and cloud solution, including multivendor network orchestration and optimization. They’ve now published a follow-on, that takes a closer look at the […]

October 12, 2015

SP360: SERVICE PROVIDER

Orchestrated Assurance – Ready for the World

Guest blog by Dr. Stefan Vallin, Principle Architect , Cisco and  Mats Nordlund, CTO, Netrounds  Over the recent years, network service orchestration has gained widespread traction from communication service providers (CSPs) all around the world as a means to automate the tedious and error-prone tasks required to configure network devices. What if the orchestrator could […]

The State of Cisco and Energy2020

By Christopher Kelley, Lead Architect, Solution Services, Data & Analytics Group Next week is the penultimate tech-fest of the year, in cable and broadband circles — the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers’ annual Cable-Tec Expo, happening in New Orleans. One topic we expect to be big involves the Energy2020 initiative, which aims to substantially reduce […]

Simplifying Cable Plant Operations with SDN and DOCSIS 3.1

Guest Blog by Igor Dayen, SP Product and Solutions Marketing Carriers are continually challenged to deliver on the customer experience. One of the benefits of Cisco’s cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the built-in telemetry, programmability, and DOCSIS 3.1 support of the platform. This makes it ideal for gigabit-speed access applications that demand both an automated and […]

Private LTE : The Service Provider Opportunity

Guest Blog by Ian Ross, Global Solution GTM Manager In this second of a series, Ian Ross from our Mobility Solutions and Architectures team explores the Service Provider opportunity around Private LTE networks. In my last blog I outlined the growing level of interest in private LTE networks; triggered when an enterprise has specific design, operational […]

September 17, 2015

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Leading the Evolution of the Mobile Packet Core

I was reading the latest ACG Research report on Mobile IP Infrastructure and reflecting how the importance of the IP Packet Core has evolved, and how the technology leaders in this area have also evolved. Back in the “3G era” the Packet Core sat alongside the Voice Core, and was considered an adjunct to the […]

September 16, 2015

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NFV RoI: The Current Business Drivers for Mobile Virtualisation

Written by Paul Jesemann, Cisco Solution Consultant, Mobility Architecture, APJ, September 2015 If someone were to define a safe bet, it would be on the number of blogs about NFV (Network Functions Virtualization), its drivers and benefits out there, by far exceeding the actual number of Virtual Network Functions deployed. So please let me try […]