• [White Paper] Software - Defined Networking: Discover How to Save Money and Generate New Revenue [White Paper] Software - Defined Networking: Discover How to Save Money and Generate New Revenue from Cisco Service Provider Software-defined networking (SDN) can help businesses and service providers reduce networking complexity, as well as deployment and operational costs. These benefits are based on abstraction of the control functions from the network forwarding devices (such as switches, routers, and Layer 4 to 7 appliances). Abstraction helps simplify development or modification of new or existing services and applications, and that simplification drives costs down and contribut...
  • Belgacom Expands Relationship with Cisco to Offer Innovative Mobile Internet Services Cisco Mobility Solution to Provide 2G, 3G, 4G/LTE Connectivity for Belgacom Customers SAN JOSE, Calif., - September 18, 2014 - Cisco today announced that Belgacom has broadened its relationship with Cisco and purchased additional Cisco mobile Internet products to help evolve its network and provide Belgacom customers with mobile Internet experiences. The Cisco products are the Cisco Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) and Cisco Mobility Management Entity (MME), key components of the Cisco® Aggregated Services Router (ASR) 5000 Series. Belgacom is a leading Belgian telecommunications service pr...
  • Cost Optimised Indoor Coverage by Andrew Mackay, Manager Mobile Solutions, Cisco Systems In my last post Bringing LTE Indoors, I discussed the compelling need to address LTE coverage indoors to allow service migration off 3G, particularly for Voice. We know there is a variety of options for MNOs to address indoor coverage, either from outside in with more outdoor sites, or from inside with wider use of Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), repeaters or Smallcells. The “outdoor in” approach would mean even more BTS sites, but site acquisition challenges and build costs generally mean this is no longer an option in urban area...
  • Cisco Online Webinar: Innovate and Monetize Your Network with Policy Innovate and Monetize Your Network with PolicyCisco Knowledge Network Series Live Webcast - September 23, 2014 - 8:00am PT/11:00am ET        As Service Provider networks shift their policy focus from network-defense use cases to subscriber-experienced solutions, the network must also shift to quickly to provide innovative services. In this session, you will learn more about how Cisco Quantum Policy Suite can be used to solve customer business pain points and provide new monetization services. By the end of the presentation, you will know:Why Policy is critical for networks to meet today’s s...
  • [Infographic] Indoor Small Cells - Meeting Current and Future Communication Needs [Infographic] Indoor Small Cells - Meeting Current and Future Communication Needs from Cisco Service ProviderDuring the most chaotic of times, when clear, rapid communication isn’t just a luxury but an absolute necessity, Small Cell technology makes all the difference. When one phone call can be tantamount to life or death, a secure, reliable connection and accurate transmission of location information are of the utmost importance. And Small Cell technology plays an important role in so many other facets of our lives--from when we set foot into our office during the weekday, to when w...
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