Service Provider Events

Cisco at Mobile World Congress 2018

February 26 - March 1 • Hall 3 Stand 3E30 • Barcelona

Join Us at Mobile World Congress 2018

Visit us in Barcelona at the Fira Gran Via during Mobile World Congress 2018 and see how our industry-leading innovations in 5G, automation, and intent-based infrastructure is making transformation simple. See how we can help you:

  • Deliver infrastructure agility: Simplify, automate, and virtualize infrastructure to accelerate service creation.
  • Improve profitability: Use new operating models built on world-class SaaS with operational and business analytics.
  • Enjoy uncompromising security: Protect your content, service, and business with cybersecurity and content protection.
  • Transform your business by delivering speed, efficiency, and profitable growth.


Meet With Cisco 

For more information and to schedule meetings with Cisco executives and solution experts, contact your account team.


Speaking Engagements

Deploying Security-as-a-Service to the Enterprise Customer Edge
Gee Rittenhouse, SVP/GM Security Engineering
Monday, 26 February
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

IoT Security & the Blockchain
Anoop Nannra, Chairman of Trusted IoT Alliance, Head of Blockchain Initiatives
Monday, 26 February
Hall 4, Auditorium 4

Smart Community Collaboration
Kishen Mangat, VP/GM, Mobility Business Group
Wed, February 28
Hall 4, Auditorium 5

Future Networks and Content Optimisation
Alok Gera, CTO, Service Provider Platforms and Applications
Wed, February 28
Hall 4, Auditorium 3

Women4Tech Summit
Jose van Dijk, VP & Chief of Staff, Cisco Services
Thurs, March 01
Hall 4, Ministerial Programme Theatre


Cisco Demonstrations at MWC 2018

1. Cisco Automation for Outcome-Based Networks
See Cisco solutions that simplify how Service Providers can efficiently create, monitor, evaluate, and secure multi-vendor networks, along with predictive capabilities that enable the network to act early – ensuring that your network stays ahead of issues, instead of just reacting to them. Learn about full lifecycle integration support that can help translate it into increased competitiveness.

2. Intent-Based Infrastructure for Mass Scale
With Cisco’s Intent-Based Infrastructure, Service Providers can program network management, control and data planes to their specific needs, and handle everything at once with one-touch control. See demonstrations of foundational innovative network services such as low latency, network slicing, segment routing, multi-dimensional programmability that gives SPs an open infrastructure purpose-built to shatter siloes and blaze the trail to everything that comes next.

3. Deliver 5G-Scale Transport with Cisco Mobile xHaul
See our 5G-ready automated fronthaul & backhaul infrastructure solutions with SRv6, service chaining, network slicing, and new hardware solutions.

4. Secure your Mobile, Data, and Video Networks
See how Cisco can help SPs transform their business by reducing network risks, differentiating services, and growing the subscriber base, resulting in new revenue streams with greater security effectiveness to protect SPs’ mobile networks, data centers, and video infrastructure from cyber attacks.

5. Deliver Cloud-based Managed Security
We will demonstrate cloud-based managed security solutions from Cisco that enable Service Providers to increase customer security, develop new revenue streams, and more efficiently manage multiple customer environments without added hardware or complexity.

6. Accelerate Success with Cisco Service
Learn about Cisco Services for SPs including Advisory services, Risk Assessment readiness & implementation services that help to accelerate SP deployments.

7. Evolve the Mobile Core
See live demonstration of Cisco Ultra Services Platform, Cisco’s mobile network virtualization solution, delivering resiliency, latency & capacity requirements for high bandwidth uses cases over network slices. Also see innovative 5G Fixed-Wireless convergence functions that enhance business and residential services through improved resiliency, greater bandwidth and more access choices.

8. Innovate at the Mobile Edge
We’ll show Multi-Access Edge Compute solutions that can deliver low latency services at the edge with and lower radio costs.

9. Optimize Customer-Centric Networks with SONFlex
See how Mobile Operators can use Cisco SON to quickly and easily incorporate their knowledge together with capabilities specifically oriented to their deployment providing a customize cSON functionality.

10. Grow Revenues with Managed Services: Deliver Secure, Low Cost Services
See intent-based branch networking via Cisco Virtual Managed Services platform. This improves applications experience, savings in WAN operations and advanced cyber-security threat protection while making it easy to deploy and manage, and for enterprise customers to buy and control. Highlighted use cases include, SD-WAN, virtual branch and managed third party networking, as well as Meraki Cloud Managed IT Services that highlight our broad range of supported services needed by SMBs, enterprises in their branches, and public sector organizations in their communities.

11. Grow Revenues with Managed Services: Realize the Future of Work
We’ll show how Cisco puts our leading global service providers at the center of our strategy for our mutual enterprise customers. As we bring Cisco Spark SaaS solutions to market, we team to jointly innovate and share business outcomes. We’ll show a remote expert at work using Spark Augmented Reality SDK and stimulate possibilities for enhanced collaboration using Virtual Reality technology.

12. Grow Revenues with Video: Monetize Mobile Video
See the exponential benefits of integrated Cisco Mobility and Video Solutions in mobile network optimization and in delivering awesome customer media experiences. We’ll show innovative Use Cases to monetize and optimize Mobile Video including: Zero Rating or Special Billing; Smart Data Caps, Content Quality; Prioritized Video Traffic

13. Grow Revenues with IoT: Drive Digital Transformation
Learn how Cisco’s horizontal IoT platforms provide a comprehensive foundation to help Service Providers IoT services across vertical Markets. We’ll demonstrate integrated solution based on Cisco Ultra Services Platform, Jasper Control Center, and Cisco Kinetic for Cities that can unlock for SPs the keys to success in the exploding emerging markets for low-powered networks such as NB-IoT and LTE-M

14. Cisco Meraki
Learn about the broad range of Meraki OPEX-reducing cloud managed IT services for the enterprise, with Zero touch deployment, Ongoing management including firmware management and troubleshooting, Visibility, Open APIs

15. Cisco AppDynamics
See in action real-time performance monitoring of complex, distributed web and mobile applications in the enterprise. See how SPs can ensure that apps meet user performance expectations in production with automatic monitoring of all Business Transactions. Gain visibility into the root-cause of emerging issues to reduce Mean Time-To- Repair and to drive business performance with application-centric analytics.

16. Automation: a VR Experience
A virtual reality experience which explores the pillars of the Cisco’s Automation strategy and solutions.

17. Cisco Partnership: ngena
Cisco cloud and virtualization technologies power the Shared Network from Next Gen Enterprise Network Alliance. See global SD-WAN++ based hybrid VPN services enabled by ngena that are opening up new markets and revenues for partnering SPs.

18. Cisco Partnership: WG2
Learn about this innovative Mobility as-a-Service platform for MVNOs, hosted in the Cloud. Joint investment between Cisco (Digital Alpha) & Telenor.

19. MWC18 Display NOC
Cisco will once again augment and power the WAN and Wi-Fi networks used by the expected 100,000+ attendees and 2,300+ exhibitors in the Fira Gran Via at MWC18. We will host a “display NOC” at the Cisco exhibit stand to show insightful real-time network analytics from this massive network.