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June 27th 2017

Detect, Connect, Engage and Monetize: The Service Provider Role in Monetizing Wi-Fi, Venues and Smart Cities
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Detect, Connect, Engage and Monetize: The Service Provider Role in Monetizing Wi-Fi, Venues and Smart Cities

Tuesday, June 27th 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8)

There’s a popular saying that goes, “Predicting the future is easy… getting it right is the hard part.” So it comes as no surprise that skepticism abounds surrounding the recent predictions that Wi-Fi will go the way of the dinosaur.It’s always interesting to look back and see how accurate these predictions end up. Despite the advent of ‘unlimited’ mobile data plans, Wi-Fi’s share of mobile phone data traffic in the US continues to rise.

Come hear from Ron Malenfant, Cisco’s Lead Global Architect, as he discusses:

  • Cisco’s strategy with Detect, Connect, Engage and Monetize
  • Leveraging Cisco Wi-Fi as a platform and open API to enable new services.
  • Tools to provide Contextual advertising today and tomorrow.
  • How do Cities and Service Providers monetize Smart Cities?

May 4th, 2017

Cisco 5G Strategy and Innovations Live at Cisco Live Las Vegas
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Cisco 5G Strategy and Innovations Live at Cisco Live Las Vegas

Thursday, May 4th, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8)

5G digital transformation is coming quickly. Are you ready for it?

There’s an increasing amount of headlines regarding 5G, but what is real, and what is hype? Cisco takes a pragmatic approach to what 5G really is for the end user, businesses, and the service provider. We will present and demonstrate quite a few exciting 5G events at Cisco Live. The first thing you will learn is that 5G is really different from all the previous G’s (generations). Although we are hearing a lot about new radio trials, 5G is a transformation of the network. 5G is also unique because it is highly focused on enterprise and business markets, unlike previous generations, which focused on the consumer market. There are many exciting reasons to attend Cisco Live, including visiting our service provider section and attending the 5G sessions, panel expert presentations, and demos. 5G will enhance IoT, video, gaming, AR/VR, drones, robotics, and more.

In this session you will learn about:

  • Areas of focus available and why they are important to you
  • Our slate of panels and breakout sessions
  • Live 5G demonstrations

 

April 25th, 2017

New Service Provider IoT Solutions to Drive Digitization
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New Service Provider IoT Solutions to Drive Digitization

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8)

As organizations embrace IoT to transform their businesses, often the first step is to deploy sensors on machines and devices to convert physical measurements (for example, pressure, motion, vibration, temperature, and humidity) into digital signals in order to make assets more productive. Service providers have an opportunity to provide secure connectivity for these IoT devices and sensors across a range of access network types that vary in terms of cost, complexity, security, data transferred, and reliability. Cisco’s leading industry-tested access networking solutions for unlicensed (Wi-Fi, LoRa) and licensed (2G, 3G, LTE, NB-IoT, CAT-M1) radio enable service providers to offer appropriate classes of service as demanded by IoT applications. We’ll look at use cases across this fragmented access market, including for existing and emerging LPWAN options such as NB-IoT, which is coming on strong.

Service providers can transport IoT data and signaling from securely connected devices across a multiaccess mobile core with unified policy, charging, and service capabilities. The Cisco Ultra Service Platform is a fully virtualized, 5G-ready mobile core that runs on a virtual hardware instance for better performance, scalability, and cost. At MWC 2017, Cisco introduced Ultra IoT, which evolves the Cisco Ultra Service Platform to support the 3GPP cellular IoT (CIoT) architecture. In this webinar, we’ll discuss Cisco Ultra IoT’s capabilities as an access-independent, virtualized mobile core optimized for IoT, including support for 3GPP connectivity, including NB-IoT and CAT-M1, as well as for unlicensed access such as Wi-Fi. We’ll also look at how Cisco Ultra IoT’s standardized open and secure APIs provide service providers new ways of monetization by exposing network intelligence and capabilities to IoT applications.

Cisco IoT solutions are helping service providers worldwide drive new opportunities in key segments, including Smart+Connected Communities, Connected Transportation, and Connected Asset Management (for example, financial, telco, utilities, buildings, and so on).

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March 21st, 2017

Preparing the Network for 5G Today: Cisco Highlights from MWC 2017
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Preparing the Network for 5G Today: Cisco Highlights from MWC 2017

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8)

Digital business transformation is driving service providers toward several market dynamics: cloud, IoT, security, and 5G:

  • More applications and workloads will move to the cloud because of scale and economic benefits. This will result in a fourfold increase in global cloud traffic through 2020.
  • There will be more IoT. As data, people, processes, and devices become increasingly connected, through 2020 nearly half of total connected devices will be M2M.
  • Video is already the majority of fixed and mobile traffic. This will continue to drive global mobile traffic to the tune of 8 times over the next 4 years. As the transition to 5G occurs, video will be one of the primary beneficiaries, with faster speed and improved quality.

The blending of these dynamics leads to a $2 trillion economic opportunity for service providers over the next decade through new services and operational savings. At Mobile World Congress 2017, Cisco introduced a number of updates to its Open Network Architecture to help service providers prepare their networks for the requirements for 5G, including new innovations in:

  • Cloud-scale networking
  • Automation and orchestration
  • Security for mobility architectures
  • Access-independent virtual mobile core for IoT
  • Collaboration solutions for mobile

Join us as we review some of these announcements and innovations discussed at MWC 2017.

 

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February 21th, 2017

Cisco VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2016 – 2021
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Cisco VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2016 – 2021

Tuesday, February 21th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8)

Speakers:  
Arielle Sumits, Cisco VNI Analyst
Shruti Jain, Cisco VNI Analyst
Usha Andra, Cisco VNI Analyst
Taru Khurana, Cisco VNI Analyst

Host:  
Thomas Barnett, Director, Cisco VNI Forecasts

learn during the February 21, 2017 Cisco Knowledge Network (CKN) Mobility session:

  • How fast is global mobile data traffic growing?
  • Which regions will grow most quickly and generate the most mobile data traffic?
  • What’s the impact of various devices/connections (smartphones, tablets, laptops, and M2M) on mobile traffic?
  • How has 4G adoption changed the mobile landscape and what will 5G mean for mobile networks?
  • Will virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications create new mobile network demands?
  • How are evolving mobile data subscription plans (limited, unlimited and shared) shaping user behaviors?

The Cisco VNI team will share the findings of the new study and answer your mobile data traffic and trends questions. You’ll also learn where and how you can access Cisco VNI Mobile data for your business and technical planning and analysis.

 

 

February 09, 2017

Securing the 5G Mobile Network
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Cisco Knowledge Network Series SP Mobilty: Securing the 5G Mobile Network

Thursday, February 09, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8)

Speakers:  
Patrick Donegon, Founder and Principal Analyst for HardenStance

Host:  
Dan Kurschner, 5G marketing Lead

5G is all about the network as a services enablement platform. This platform will help drive the digital transformation as we further virtualize and automate the network and services, including paving the way to support more than 12 billion new connected things in the Internet of Things (IoT). The 5G network platform is being designed to enable businesses to make their digital transformation and move more services to the cloud. This transformation requires more comprehensive security. In this webinar you will learn what is needed and why. You will also learn the “how”, including the importance of visibility, because you cannot protect what you cannot see.

Primary takeaways:

  • Why you need to protect everything in a comprehensive manner (devices, network, and content for the digital transformation)
  • Cisco’s integrated architectural approach
  • Threat detection, analysis, and containment tools

 

 

December 13, 2016

Three Insights from Our Customers to Operate More Efficiently and Capture New Mobile Service Revenue
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Three Insights from Our Customers to Operate More Efficiently and Capture New Mobile Service Revenue

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8)

Speakers:  
Ben Bekele, Sr. Manager, Business and Technology Architecture Marketing 
Ola Mabadeje, Sr. Manager, Business and Technology Architecture Marketing 

Software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) are new technologies that promise to cut costs for operators and allow much faster services deployment. We have all heard that. But do they really deliver?  

We set out to learn, and our best teachers are our customers. 

On our webinar we will share some insights from customers that are embarking on a path to automation and orchestration of network services. These efforts lead to faster time to market and simpler operations. 

 

You can see costs reduced by up to 70 percent as you transition to flexible software infrastructures based on NFV and SDN. In addition, some customers are gaining as much as 40 to 60 percent efficiency as they automate specific operations such as MOP[[NOTE: Please define MOP]], new customer adds, change requests, and service disconnects.

 

By 2020, service providers will be able to seize a share of more than $1 trillion in incremental revenues across cloud, mobile, and video offers. More than $500 billion of that will be in mobile services, as mobile data traffic skyrockets by more than 50 percent annually through 2020.

Come learn how your business can capitalize on the remarkable opportunity as detailed in our Monetization and Optimization Index (MOI) forecast. We will cover specific new opportunities in mobile, such as analytics as a service, voice over Wi-Fi, and virtual mobile private networks.

cisco.com/go/moi

 

 

November 16, 2016

What Customers Want Out of IoT: Strategies to Bridge the Gap from POC to Profit Today
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What Customers Want Out of IoT: Strategies to Bridge the Gap from POC to Profit Today

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5)
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Pacific Time (GMT-8)

Speakers:
Theresa Bui Revon, Enterprise Product Marketing, Cisco Jasper
Sanjay Khatri, Service Provider Product Marketing, Cisco Jasper

Some enterprises are struggling to turn the promise of IoT into bottom line results for your business. According to data gathered by ABI Research, approximately 60% of enterprises plan to pursue IoT in the next 5 years, but only 26% are implementing solutions today. Pundits agree that IoT is next revolution in business, separating industry leaders from the also-rans. So what are enterprises waiting for?

The reality is that not everyone is waiting. Thousands of companies are using IoT right now to transform their businesses and gain a competitive edge. And the results apply across all industries, worldwide. From increasing net profits for an auto maker by $350M over three years to enabling a manufacturer to reduce factory floor downtime by 11% - the benefits of IoT are real and the impact material.

Enterprises want to know what it takes to achieve first mover results like these for their business. Join  Cisco Jasper, the IoT Cloud business unit of Cisco on November 16th for an overview of what enterprises want out of their IoT deployments, Cisco Jasper has helped 6,500+ enterprises manage deployments for over 35M mobile-based IoT devices. They will examine the key factors common to these success stories, and break them down into best practices so you can understand what enterprises are looking for when they build their own IoT strategies.  

 

Oct 25, 2016

5G... Infinite Acceleration
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5G... Infinite Acceleration

Oct 25, 2016

Speaker: Dr. Humberto La Roche, PhD, Principle Engineer Cisco Mobility CTO office

Host: Dan Kurschner, Senior Solutions Manager, Cisco SP Marketing

5G is coming to the world faster than we originally thought, so we need to be aware of what exactly this new generation of mobile network really means.  What is really changing? And why?  The Cisco 5G network strategy is that of a highly automated access agnostic, superscale platform.  This platform provides a capability to accelerate the launching of services for both service providers and enterprises.  In fact, it is not inconceivable that an enterprise might be its own mobile service provider—at least for specific specialized use cases.  Additionally, 5G opens an infinite number of doors to new opportunity. These new and innovative use cases either introduced securely by the operator or through enablement of third-party partners or vertical industry customers.  5G is about enablement.    

In this session you learn that 5G is more than just a new radio—it’s an enablement platform.

 

  • Deep dives into enabling technologies: 
  • CUPS—Control/user plane separation
  • Mobile network scaling video using MEC
  • Network slicing
  • Cloud RAN/core and software-defined WAN

 

 

Sep 13, 2016

Crossing the Digital Landscape with Next-Generation Collaboration and Internet of Things
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Crossing the Digital Landscape with Next-Generation Collaboration and Internet of Things

Sep 13, 2016

Speakers:

Michael Peek, Global Director, Global Service Provider Segment
Hector Morales, Technical Solutions Architect, Global Service Provider Segment

As service providers like you embrace the new digital landscape, they seek new methods of creating value for their business customers. Cisco can help by enabling you to capitalize on the next generation of collaboration and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to drive new revenues. The value to both you as the service provider and your end customers includes higher asset productivity, cost savings, and faster time to market. This session will explore the path behind how you can begin this journey with Cisco today and share use cases behind how next-generation collaboration solutions can help you succeed with IoT services.

In this session, you will learn:

 

  • About how other service providers are providing more value with cloud collaboration
  • How collaboration and IoT enable service providers like you to elevate your value to your business customers

 

Jul 19, 2016

Economic Benefits of Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization for Packet Core
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Economic Benefits of Software-Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization for Packet Core

Jul 19, 2016

Speaker: Sidney Kriger, Manager, Marketing Management

The industry is moving toward software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) as it transforms to a more agile and open network architecture. However, there are still questions regarding the real economic benefits of virtualization in the packet core from a real-world perspective. Often studies are missing important functions (such as MME) or are not considering how such a roll-out of new solutions takes place and the effect on economics.

In this session you will learn about the true economics of a real-world deployment from purpose-built to virtualized packet core and then further examine the benefits to go the next step to deploying a distributed architecture for this solution set. The independent study by IDC is very thorough, including MNO interviews, economic modeling, and research to produce the report. 

Jun 28, 2016

How Does a Mobile Operator Manage Video Traffic and Make Money at It?
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How Does a Mobile Operator Manage Video Traffic and Make Money at It?

Jun 28, 2016

Speakers:
Dave Clough, Cisco Sr. Solutions Architect
Biju Kachappilly, Cisco Sr. Mobile Product Manager

Host:
Jim O’Leary, Cisco Sr. Mobile Solutions Marketing Manager

Mobile has fast become the consumer’s first device. We wake up in the morning and turn off our alarm clock app on it. We then check our emails, our Facebook accounts, then news on our mobile device, all before we get out of bed. So it comes as no surprise that mobile video is quickly growing as yet another service on our mobile smartphones. According to the Cisco Mobile Visual Networking Index, mobile video traffic now accounts for more than half of all mobile data traffic, and it is continuing to grow rapidly. Dynamically allocating resources to align to the fluctuating mobile traffic patterns is crucial to mobile operator success. Come hear our experts discuss dynamic resource allocation, orchestration, and enabling features to answer this question: How does a mobile operator manage this video traffic and make money at it?

In this session you will learn how to:

 

  • Create new mobile service offerings profitably
  • Make your mobile packet core more dynamic
  • Improve the customer quality of experience by working together with content providers, not against them

 

May 24, 2016

VoWiFi: Its All About the Economics
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VoWiFi: Its All About the Economics

May 24, 2016

Speakers:
Ray Mota, CEO and Principal Analyst, ACG Research
Peter Curtin, Mobility Solution Manager, Cisco
Ola Mabadeje, SP Business Architecture, Cisco

Host: Lisa Garza, Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco

ACG Research has developed a detailed business case that firmly establishes that VoWiFi can help solve a carrier’s indoor coverage problem, protect churn, and develop SLAs that are collaborative and transparent. The model shows that time to market is an important factor when comparing VoWiFi and VoLTE, but also shows that VoLTE and VoWiFi are not competing technologies. In the near future, an operator’s approach should be to look at both of them as complementary, especially from an economics perspective.

The business model demonstrates the following:

 

  • Based on the rapid growth of smartphones, there is an urgent requirement to solve the indoor coverage problem.
  • The VoWiFi market is ready to help solve this problem. Most subscribers are in a Wi-Fi zone from 80 to 90 percent of the time.
  • It behooves carriers to develop a solution to take advantage of this number and deploy VoWiFi services, especially as more Android and iOS devices enter the market that support native Wi-Fi calling, enabling the subscriber to keep the same phone number.
  • ACG predicts that 2016 is the year that VoWiFi moves from a “nice to have” feature or service to a requirement.

 

Apr 26, 2016

Mobile Cloud Services Core for 4G and 5G Networks
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Mobile Cloud Services Core for 4G and 5G Networks

Apr 26, 2016

Speaker: Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst at Heavy Reading
Host: Dan Kurschner, Senior Manager – SP Mobility Marketing

The mobile industry is at an important pivot point as virtualization is becoming more real and more important to solve business challenges. Additionally, 5G looms on the horizon, and any new technology must be prepared to address those requirements and use cases to have any long-term relevance. To win new business in enterprise, IoT, and whole markets (for example, mobile virtual network operators), the mobile operator must adopt cloud provider capabilities while maintaining service provider reliability and connectivity.  

In this Cisco Knowledge Network webinar, you will learn how this balance can be achieved with control-/user-plane separation, enabling geodistributed software-defined networking for the packet core and service chaining functions. Gabriel Brown will present the findings and key points from his recently published white paper titled “Mobile Cloud Services Core for 4G and 5G Networks.” 

In this session you will learn about:

  • The reimaging of the mobile core and services through a distributed software-defined network
  • How the mobile operator can achieve balance between agile cloud services with service provider reliability
  • How you can deploy a 5G-ready services core today

 

Mar 22, 2016

Transforming into a Mobile Cloud Services Provider
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Transforming into a Mobile Cloud Services Provider

Mar 22, 2016

Speakers:
Scott Myelle, Business Operations Manager
Aeneas Dodd-Noble, Product Manager

Host:
Dan Kurschner; Senior Marketing Manager – SP Mobility Segment

Mobile service providers need to provide cloud services to capture new market opportunities with business and to successfully address the Internet of Things. To transform from a mobile service provider to a mobile cloud services provider, they must embrace a new architecture that is open, extensible, and secure. This architecture must use the best of software-defined networking (SDN) while delivering telecommunications-grade reliability.

Cisco Ultra Services for Mobile is a transformational game changer for mobile network operators (MNOs). It enables MNOs to get new services to market more quickly, reduce costs, and achieve the service agility necessary to compete with cloud providers.

In this session you will learn about:

  • Distributed architecture enabled by SDN capabilities
  • Reinventing the packet core and service platform
  • Reducing backhaul by 70 percent and TCO by 50 percent
  • True network slicing for personalized cloud services
  • 5G-ready functionality delivered today

Feb 23, 2016

Cisco VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2015-2020
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Cisco VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2015-2020

Feb 23, 2016

Speakers:
Thomas Barnett, Director, Cisco VNI Forecasts
Arielle Sumits, Cisco VNI Analyst
Shruti Jain, Cisco VNI Analyst
Usha Andra, Cisco VNI Analyst
Taru Khurana, Cisco VNI Analyst

On February 3, 2016, the updated Cisco VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2015–2020 was publicly released. This annual report projects future mobile data traffic growth and trends over cellular networks (2G, 3G, and 4G) as well as Wi-Fi offload. Here’s a sample of what you’ll learn during the February 23 Cisco Knowledge Network Mobility session: 

 

  • How quickly global mobile data traffic is growing 
  • Which regions will grow most quickly and generate the most mobile data traffic 
  • The effects of various devices/connections (smartphones, tablets, laptops, and M2M) on mobile traffic 
  • How 4G adoption has changed the mobile landscape and what 5G will mean for mobile networks
  • How mobile technologies have changed user behaviors and created new expectations globally

 

The Cisco VNI team will share the findings of the new study and answer your mobile data traffic and trends questions. You’ll also learn where and how you can access Cisco VNI Mobile data for your business and technical planning and analysis. 

Feb 09, 2016

Service Provider Opportunities and Strategies in IoT
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Service Provider Opportunities and Strategies in IoT

Feb 09, 2016

Speaker: Matt Hatton, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

The Internet of Things (IoT) represents one of the most transformative technological phenomena to emerge in the 21st century. Its impact will be far reaching, touching practically every aspect of day-to-day human life and profoundly disrupting business and commerce. Such a transformation also brings with it a market opportunity for many different players, including telecommunications service providers (SPs), many of whom have identified the IoT as a significant growth opportunity. 

Market leading SPs have already developed new technological capabilities and business competencies to address the IoT. Many have seen substantial growth in so-called machine-to-machine (M2M) connections over the last three years. With connections and revenue growth typically around 25%-30%, this line of business in connecting new devices is outshining more traditional telecoms activities. However, to truly thrive in the IoT-enabled world, SPs need to look beyond simply connecting devices, to developing a broader set of competencies associated with the wider requirements of the IoT.

In this session you will learn how leading SPs have invested in key capabilities necessary to support connecting IoT devices, formed alliances, developed strategic partnerships, established dedicated IoT business unit and generally set the agenda for how IoT connectivity is managed today. You will also understand how new technology trends will enable SPs to stay ahead in IoT, including Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks, Network Function Virtualization and Software Defined Networking (NFV/SDN), and data analytics. Registrants will also receive the custom research study, "Service Provider Opportunities & Strategies in the Internet of Things”, commissioned by Cisco. This study is based on extensive interviews with Service Providers around the globe, and provides insights into the value-added role and strategies of SPs in the Internet of Things. 

Jan 26, 2016

Monetization and Optimization Index (MOI): Unlocking New Opportunities in Mobile Services
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Monetization and Optimization Index (MOI): Unlocking New Opportunities in Mobile Services

Jan 26, 2016

Speakers:
Ben Bekele, Cisco Marketing Manager
Ola Mabadeje, Cisco Marketing Manager

Exceed Your Business Objectives

By 2019, there will more than $800 billion worth of incremental revenue and value for service providers to seize across cloud, mobile, and video technologies. More than $500 billion of the opportunity will be in mobile services. Your business can capitalize on this remarkable opportunity. We’ll show you how using Cisco’s Monetization and Optimization Index (MOI) forecast.

While your infrastructure cost to deliver traffic is growing at 25 to 50 percent year over year, your revenues as a service provider are not growing at the rate they used to. This is mainly because of competition from OTT providers. MOI shows you how Cisco technologies can help you generate incremental revenues while driving down your service delivery infrastructure cost.

This session will highlight the latest MOI metrics forecast for cloud, video, and mobile services covering North America, Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe, LATAM, APJC, and EMEA. It will cover specific new opportunities in mobile such as analytics as a service, voice over Wi-Fi, and virtual mobile private networks. 

MOI provides the following regional and global forecasts for cloud, video, and mobile services:

  • Total addressable market size (TAM): global and regional market size for new and emerging services in cloud, video, and mobility
  • Average revenue per user (ARPU): service provider expected revenue uplift from these new services
  • Cost savings: expected cost savings from implementing Cisco architectures to optimize the delivery of new and legacy services by mobile, cloud, and video service providers

www.cisco.com/go/moi 

Dec 15, 2015

Smaller Scale Virtual EPC for Tier 2 and 3 Mobile Operators: Network Like the Big Guys, Innovate Like a Startup
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Smaller Scale Virtual EPC for Tier 2 and 3 Mobile Operators: Network Like the Big Guys, Innovate Like a Startup

Dec 15, 2015

Speaker: Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading;

Host: Jim O’Leary, Senior Mobile Solutions Marketing Manager, Cisco

The reasons to deploy virtual packet core do not vary greatly between large Tier 1 and Tier 2/3 operators: lower cost of operation and greater service flexibility are important in all cases. There are, however, a few reasons why the technology works well for operators with, say, 5 million (or fewer) subscribers:

 

  •  The capacity required in this size network is very much within the envelope achievable with virtualized solutions. 
  • Smaller operators can benefit from massive sunk investment in technology development made by large Tier 1 operators and their vendors. 
  • Smaller operators can be more agile and seize opportunities more quickly than Tier 1s even if their total budgetary constraint is greater. 

 

Backed by global Tier 1 operators, today’s state-of-the-art virtual EPC technology offers performance close enough to the classic hardware-based model. A software-based mobile core levels the playing field with bigger operators because it puts brand-name EPC products and features within reach of smaller operators, and, because hardware dependencies are irrelevant, feature updates in new software releases are more accessible and faster to deploy. And because it is software-based, running on COTS servers, on industry-standard hypervisors, it offers greater vendor choice and greater ability to switch vendors. 

Come hear our industry analyst expert Gabriel Brown discuss why virtual packet core makes a lot of sense for smaller operators. 

Nov 03, 2015

Laying the Foundation for 5G
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Laying the Foundation for 5G

Nov 03, 2015

Speakers: 
Paul Polakos, Cisco Fellow, Corporate CTO Group
Tom Anderson, Director, Mobility CTO Group
Sam Samuel, CTO, Mobility CTO Group

Cisco is actively engaged in defining the essential requirements that will drive the definition of the fifth generation (5G) of mobile networks.  Further, Cisco is also already leading engagements to address opportunities in advance of 5G definition and deployment.  

This webinar will describe some of the usage trends, use cases, and business models that are driving the requirements and creation of 5G and highlight how these issues are already influencing the evolution of 4G systems towards 5G.  Specifically, this webinar will discuss Cisco’s engagements in the evolution from 4G to 5G in three main areas:  RAN  Evolution, core network evolution, and the Internet evolution. 

RAN Evolution includes the drive towards more scalable, multitenant small-cells solutions through advancements in centralized and virtualized radio access networks (CRAN/vRAN), integration of licensed and unlicensed spectrum assets, advanced automation of the RAN, and efficient support for new business models and vertical markets through sliced and/or shared RAN and API exposure. Core network evolution addresses the need for a more scalable, efficient, and flexible core network that is capable of providing multiple logical network partitions in support of the wide range of 5G use cases and business models.

 Cisco is leading the Internet evolution to 5G through the truly innovative concept of information-centric networking (ICN), which represents a new communication model for an Internet designed for information delivery rather than data transport with optimized mobility, security and storage. 

In this session you will learn the top five things you need to know:

 

  • Unlike previous mobility generations (that is, 2G, 3G, and 4G) that focused primarily on addressing usage trends, the 5G of mobile networks is more focused on efficiently and flexibly supporting new use cases, vertical markets, and business models. 
  • 5G is not just about the next generation RAN but very focused on the next-generation core and Internet. 
  • CRAN is laying the foundation to lower TCO for 5G neutral host small cells. 
  • Network slicing is laying the foundation for more flexible and efficient 5G core to support a wide range of use cases, business models, verticals, etc. 
  • Cisco is leading the 5G Internet evolution to ICN, driven by real-world applications with mobility at the top. 

 

Oct 27, 2015

Virtualization of the Mobile Network; Time to Put the Pedal to the Metal
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Virtualization of the Mobile Network; Time to Put the Pedal to the Metal

Oct 27, 2015

Speakers: 
Chris Nicoll, Analysis Mason Practice Head, Networks and Enterprise Research
Rick Galatioto, Sr. Product Manager, Cisco Mobile Solutions

Mobile traffic from smartphones and other portable devices, along with new traffic types such as M2M applications and VoWi-Fi, are creating huge volumes of mobile data and demands on the mobile packet core. The signaling requirements from these diverse applications are even more challenging than the capacity needs. 

To keep pace, operators must make radical shifts in their networking approaches and architectures needed to support the operators’ changing businesses. However, in the race to meet short-term needs, they risk adding layers of complexity that will make their business less agile, less competitive, and less profitable over time.

Mobile operators have learned a lot about network function virtualization (NFV) over the past few years with proofs of concept (POCs), and many are moving toward live commercial deployments. Validation of NFV is critical to accelerate the path of commercial deployments. Still, many questions, issues, and hurdles remain such as NFV working in a live operational network at scale. 

Come listen to our experts Analysis Mason’s Chris Nicoll and Cisco’s Product Manager Rick Galatioto discuss what is new in mobile virtualization and the demands placed on the mobile network. We will highlight current customer deployments on NFV during the discussion. We will also discuss how to future-proof your NFV deployments with the Cisco Virtualized Packet Core (VPC) and the new Cisco ASR 5700, which is virtualized and ready for the future.

This webinar shares many lessons learned by operators inserting these new technologies into their existing networks.

Sep 22, 2015

Whats Next for Carrier Wi-Fi?
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Whats Next for Carrier Wi-Fi?

Sep 22, 2015

 

Host:
Lisa Garza, Senior Manager, SP Mobility Marketing;

Speaker:
Martin Cassidy, Director, Universal Wi-Fi Solution

Cisco has been delivering our Universal Wi-Fi solution into the service provider market for several years. We were the first to market with Hotspot 2.0 deployments, with high-density deployments, with location-based services, and with a portfolio of high speed 802.11ac access points.

Martin Cassidy is the Director of Solution Management for our Universal Wi-Fi solution. He will talk about the near-term and long-term trends that he sees in this market and discuss the innovation on which his team is working to address these trends, including:

• How will voice over Wi-Fi develop over the next few years?

• What role do policy-driven portals play in carrier Wi-Fi?

• How do virtualization and cloud tie into the future of carrier Wi-Fi?

• What developments in radio resource management will support community Wi-Fi?

• What’s new in Wi-Fi analytics?

• How will unlicensed LTE  and Wi-Fi coexist?

Join Cassidy for this open presentation and discussion. We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas as well and will leave time for questions. 

Jun 23, 2015

Driving the Connected Car Toward New Service Provider Opportunities
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Driving the Connected Car Toward New Service Provider Opportunities

Jun 23, 2015

Speakers:

Andreas Mai, Director, Smart Connected Vehicles, Cisco
Chuck Link, Chief Tehnology Officer of Verizon Telematics (retired) and co-founder of Hughes Telematics
Frank Weith, General Manager Connected Services at Volkswagon Group of America 

The vision for the connected car promises solutions that will enable vehicles to connect to the Internet, to each other, and to roadside infrastructure transparently, securely, and reliably. In this session you will learn how service providers can deliver network services and platforms that will be critical to the success of the connected car ecosystem of auto manufacturers, equipment providers, telematics service providers, aftermarket service providers, and application providers. Examples of service provider value include: 

 

  • Secure, pervasive connectivity for the connected car, delivered across access network types and over lower cost, scalable virtualized mobile core networks
  • Intelligent mobile networks to provide vehicles with innovative location-based, policy-based mobile data services, use cases, and new B2B and B2C applications, directly and with partners
  • Contextualized vehicle-sourced data analytics for a broad range of new, interested buyers

 

Attend this Cisco Knowledge Network session and learn from our subject matter experts' viewpoints. Our expert panel includes an auto manufacturer, a service provider, and Cisco’s Smart+Connected Car group.

Jun 10, 2015

VNI Traffic and Service Adoption Forecast, 2014-2019
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VNI Traffic and Service Adoption Forecast, 2014-2019

Jun 10, 2015

Host: 
Thomas Barnett, Director, Service Provider Thought Leadership

Speakers: 
Shruti Jain, Sr. Analyst, Service Provider Thought Leadership
Arielle Sumits, Sr. Analyst, Service Provider Thought Leadership 
Usha Andra, Sr. Analyst, Service Provider Thought Leadership 
Taru Khurana, Analyst, Service Provider Thought Leadership

On, May 27, 2015*, the updated Cisco VNI Global Traffic Forecast, 2014–2019 and Cisco VNI Global Service Adoption Forecast, 2014–2019 will be publicly released. These annual reports project future fixed and mobile IP traffic growth and application trends. Here is a sample of what you will learn during the June 9, 2015 Cisco Knowledge Network (CKN) session: 

  • How fast is global IP traffic growing? 
  • Which regions are growing the most quickly, and which will generate the most IP traffic? 
  • What is the effect of various devices/connections (smartphones, tablets, laptops, and M2M) on IP traffic growth? 
  • How is the Internet of Everything (IoE) reshaping global connectivity, and why is IPv6 a primary enabler?
  • What are the most popular residential, mobile, and business services/applications globally and regionally?
  • How could emerging video innovations change viewing behaviors and network demands?
  • How are average broadband speeds improving to meet consumer and business network user demands?
  • What role is Wi-Fi playing in extending service provider reach and offloading cellular bandwidth demand?  

The Cisco VNI team will share the new findings of the updated studies and answer your IP traffic and service trend questions. You will also learn where and how you can access Cisco VNI content for your business and technical planning and analysis.

May 26, 2015

Capturing New Business Models and Revenues with Cisco Policy Suite
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Capturing New Business Models and Revenues with Cisco Policy Suite

May 26, 2015

Host:
Maywun Wong, Mobility Solutions Marketing

Speakers:
Greg Horlacher, Product Manager, Cisco Policy Suite for Mobile
Bob Smith, Product Manager, Cisco Policy Suite

With the number of mobile-ready devices and connections expected to grow from 4 billion in 2014 to 11.5 billion by 2019, the time is now for service providers to adopt new business services to capitalize on the opportunity.  Operators worldwide are expanding their offerings with additional services for existing subscribers and new business models for new markets using policy solutions. For both traditional subscriber value-add services, such as sponsored data, and new verticals, like connected cars and MVNOs, the policy enforcement on the network is needed.  Policy extends beyond standard policy and control rules function (PCRF) to include interfaces to 3rd party applications, charging systems, and even tight integrations with the packet core.  

In this webcast, you will learn about the latest developments in Cisco Policy Suite to address those business models and customers who have benefitted from new revenue opportunities as a result.  After the webcast is over, you will know more about: 

 

  • The latest developments in policy virtualization to address the growing and more complex mobile market
  • The newest policy updates to address network-based access selection
  • The latest Cisco Policy Suite customer deployments who have utilized new business models  

 

 Plan to join us on May 26th.  Register today!