Weary of New Product Announcements? Want to Read About Real Momentum, Instead?
Instead of increasing the volume of new product announcements coming out of IBC 2016, this blog will focus on what’s really happening in the IP video marketplace. With some obligatory background: A few years ago, our broadcast and service provider video partners asked for a way to transition from hardware-based to software-based, from fixed to […]
Double Down on the Service Provider Technology at Cisco Live 2016 Las Vegas
Cisco Live has never been the same since this event was first launched. One of the key recent accomplishments has been adding the service provider booth to the main campus...
Harnessing Disruption at INTX – Cisco Leads with Video and Cable Access
Whether it’s your first or tenth time at the INTX show, it is still an exciting and happening place. This year 9,000 attendees gathered at the INTX 2016 to learn about the best products and solutions which exhibitors brought to this glamorous event. There were quite a few social media communications going around evangelizing what […]
Cisco at ANGA 2016
By Yves Padrines, VP, Global Service Provider EMEAR, Cisco Broadband meets content meets transformation through innovation at this year’s ANGA COM gathering, scheduled to run three days from June 7-9 in Cologne, Germany. ANGA COM is one of my favorites in the trade show cycle, because it’s such a focused marketplace for network operators, content […]
Our Cloud, Your Cloud, Somebody Else’s Cloud: You Pick!
By now we’re all very, very familiar with the concept of the “video anys” – any content, any device, anytime, anywhere. But for the most part, we’re familiar with it in a consumer context, as it relates to how and where and when they watch video, on whichever device. But what if the “anywhere” also […]
Pushing the Virtualization Envelope on Primary Distribution
I’ll make a bet. If you ask any of the leaders in broadcast television to sum up this year’s National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in three words, they would...
The biggest cost cut you can make right now? Virtualize your video
As cloud-based solutions continue to proliferate, it’s clear that the virtualized video revolution has already begun. How much of your video infrastructure still relies on dedicated appliances? Today, a growing number of pay TV providers are taking a different approach. By virtualizing key functions – transcoding, content management, content delivery network (CDN), and others – […]
More On What’s Powering Shaw’s “Free Range TV” Offering
We call it our Virtualized Video Processor, or “V2P”. Shaw Communications gave it a much more consumer-friendly name — “Free Range TV,” which launched during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. In this video interview, Cisco VP of Product Management, Jeff Seebeck discusses the over-arching design elements that made our V2P a core building block at […]
Learn About Cisco NFVI
The market opportunity for new service creation, cost savings and greater agility is rapidly evolving. Increasingly, virtualization capabilities are a major part of this evolution. Service providers have a tremendous opportunity to transform their business, their architecture, and their customers’ experiences by utilizing advanced Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) capabilities across domains and specifically in data […]