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The holiday season is always a time of excitement, anticipation, and good will. Clearly, mobile is at the heart of all three! I just spent $300 on new smartphones for my family and upgraded our plans to 1200+ minutes, 500+ text messages, and tens of mega bytes per month. That does not even include everything I do with my business phone! If this is any indication, the mobile data traffic will far exceed the projections from the Cisco Visual Networking Index in many markets! With this backdrop, the Cisco Mobility team is doubly excited because today, as part of our ongoing efforts to enable the mobile Internet transformation, Starent Networks is now a part of Cisco. As the new Cisco Mobile Internet Technology Group, under the leadership of Ashraf Dahod, former Starent CEO, Starent’s employees will continue their innovative work to develop and support industry-leading m... (more)

T-Systems Creates Innovative Managed Service Based on Cisco WAAS and NetQoS

With the proliferation of applications across the enterprise - LAN, WAN, and data center – the need to optimize applications across wide area networks is greater than ever, and performance becomes the new vanguard in network and service management. As the borderless enterprise takes hold, with distributed workers and branches collaborating over video, mobile, and other multimedia applications, enterprises are looking for service providers that can help improve the user experience with quality of service (QoS) guarantees. This means service providers need to have the ability to de... (more)

Cisco CEO Emphasizes User Flexibility with Mobile Cloud

In the opening of John Chamber’s keynote at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, he stated that “Cloud and Mobile will change the service provider industry” and that there will be 7.2 billion mobile devices by the year 2015. You’ll agree that with the explosion of end-devices out there combined with the need to access anything, anytime, anywhere, a mobility strategy can cut across the entire portfolio for a service provider. Increasingly I’m having conversations with mobile operators on how Cisco can help with: User presence and customized delivery, Monetization and migration of e... (more)

Virtualized Data Centers and The Media Cloud

By Tom Ohanian, Cisco Service Provider Sales Business Development Manger The desire is all around us—being able to consume the [...] ... (more)

With Cloud, SMBs Will Lead Emerging Economies Across the Digital Divide

By Peter Ford, Director, IBSG Service Provider Service providers in developing countries have the potential to kick-start economic growth by [...] ... (more)