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Innovate and Monetize Your Network with Policy Cisco 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 subscriber experiences and expectationsWhere Policy fits in the network, with use cases and call flows to address today’s demands like VoLTE and the Internet of EverythingHow Cisco Quantum Policy Suite can provide service innovation and velocity to create... (more)

Forget 5G for Now, LTE Still Has a Long Ways to Go

It has been over four years since Telia Sonera Sweden and Finland launched the world’s first commercial LTE networks and ushered in the age of true mobile broadband services.  By the end of 2014 we expect there to be nearly 300 LTE networks serving upwards of 300 million users, with nearly 1,400 different devices connecting at speed up to 300Mbps. Users from the GSM and CDMA worlds have to think the pinnacle has been reached, but far from it.  LTE is just beginning to get its legs. Advances such as VoLTE and LTE-A will expand beyond South Korea into the US, UK, Japan in 2014; an... (more)

TechWise TV: Carrier-Grade Virtualization for Service Providers

TechWiseTV Watch our latest episode and see how the latest technology helps service providers create, automate, and provision network services with carrier-grade virtualization, making them more agile and better able to capture new revenue opportunities. Carrier-Grade Virtualization for Service Providers Join the TechWiseTV team for this service provider’s eye-view into the innovations that can help have a significant effect on your organization’s ability to be more agile and take advantage of important new revenue streams through carrier-grade virtualization.   A must-see fo... (more)

Everything You Wanted to Know About Mobile Networks Policy

According to the Cisco Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI ), by 2015, there will be over 5 billion wireless consumer devices and 400 million mobile-only Internet users with global mobile data traffic growing to over 3.6 exabytes per month. Growing mobile data demand caused by the huge growth of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices is continuing to drive the evolution of mobile networks worldwide.  If not properly managed and monetized, this growth in traffic will outpace growth in revenues. Intelligence, scalability, reliability, and service enablement are all key fa... (more)

MWC 2014: Internet of Things (IoT) Finally Becomes Internet of Everything (IoE)

The Big (ger) Opportunity Mobile World Congress, over the years has been very focused on mobile devices with glittery flagship launches right from big to small device manufacturers dominating the headlines and the showshare. However, the focus and the discussion at MWC 2014 has clearly shifted beyond mobile devices and into actual services and infrastructure which is going to power the next billion things which connecting to the internet. Service providers, infrastructure vendors, software and cloud platform companies all took center stage at this year's MWC. In one of the ke... (more)