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MWC 2012 goes down in history, not in flames


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MWC 2012 goes down in history, not in flames

  1. 1. MWC 2012 Goes Down in History, Not in FlamesPosted by krosenth Mar 1, 2012Well, another Mobile World Congress is in the history books, and despite the strikes and civil unrest thatplagued Barcelona this past week, this one has to go down as one of the best for Cisco.We started off the run-up to MWC in London with our annual Cisco VNI Global Mobile Data TrafficForecast, 2011 - 2016, which predicted that within the next five years ...  Global mobile data traffic will grow 18-fold to reach 10.8 exabytes per month  Mobile video will represent 71% of all mobile data traffic.  22% of global mobile data traffic will be offloaded to fixed networks.  Tablets will account for more than 10% of global mobile data traffic.  4G connections will account for 36% of global mobile data trafficOf course, these numbers attracted a good deal of attention, and mobile operators worldwide areworking diligently to keep up with skyrocketing demand. For example, since the VNI numbers werereleased:  Hungarys Magyar Telekom, a Deutsche Telekom company, announced its 4G/LTE network, using the Cisco ASR 5000 mobile multimedia core  South Koreas LG U+ unveiled their new V2oLTE service, using the ASR 5000  Vodafone Hungary talked with us about how theyre using a Cisco next-generation mobile network to monetize mobile traffic  Telefonica Spain revealed a new mobile video pilot project, using Ciscos Mobile Videoscape solution, which features the ASR 5000  Bell Mobility completed the majority of its Western Canada 4G/LTE buildout with the ASR 5000  And du, a leading integrated service provider in the UAE announced it is deploying a nationwide 4G/LTE network enabled by the ASR 5000And while the Cisco ASR 5000 is certainly pulling its weight in the core, Cisco is extending its value to thevery edge of the network. At Mobile World Congress, Cisco CEO John Chambers declared “We are nowentering the post-macrocell era, where small cells also will play a critical role in delivering the next-generation mobile Internet.”So on February 28 we announced the first carrier-grade, end-to-end, Wi-Fi infrastructure to incorporatethe Wireless Broadband Alliance’s Next Generation Hotspot (NGH) technology. With fully integrated
  2. 2. intelligence, from the ASR 5000 to the advanced access points, Ciscos small cell solution providesmobile users with simple, seamless, and secure access across multiple heterogeneous access networks.To dispel any doubts as to the solutions immediate viability or availability, we also announced that …  PCCW had successfully completed a commercial trial of our NGH solution  Smart had conducted successful lab trials  True had also seen success in lab trials of the solutionThe new NGH technology is especially exciting because operators like BT and Shaw, who have alreadydeployed Cisco’s Service Provider Wi-Fi solution across thousands of hotspots will now be able to offertheir mobile users a cellular-like experience on Wi-Fi.To enable a highly flexible, highly economical, and highly efficient network that not only helps operatorsreduce costs, but also enhances the user experience, is the best possible demonstration that indeed,“It’s not what we make; it’s what we make possible” For more discussion on mobility, visit the Service Provider Mobility Community: