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[Infographic] Indoor Small Cells - Meeting Current and Future Communication Needs from Cisco Service Provider During 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 we stop at the mall or enjoy a sports game on the weekends.   To learn more about the current and future role of Small Cells in addressing the growing needs of the public and private sector for greater voice and data coverage and capacity indoors, check this Infographic, follow t... (more)

Cisco Online Webinar: Innovate and Monetize Your Network with Policy

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 c... (more)

The Enterprise Unlocked: You're Invited to this Webinar about Wi-Fi

Register today for this free ThinkSmallCell webinar on September 4, Thursday, featuring Cisco’s Alan McNab and our partner iBwave who will talk about how we’re working together to streamline Enterprise Small Cell deployments for Mobile Operators.   At this webinar, we will be discussing:   How the incremental cost of adding cellular service to an Enterprise Wi-Fi deployment can be as low as 20%;When and why the RF design can be assigned to field technicians and personnel with basic IT background;What the main concerns and bottlenecks that constrain this approach are.   We’ll d... (more)

Bringing LTE Indoors

by Andrew Mackay, Manager Mobile Solutions, Cisco Systems   As Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks continue to be deployed, it is becoming evident that matching the existing 3G coverage quality is going to be a challenge. This is reminiscent of the early days of 3G, when it took many years to get coverage matching underlying GSM. The higher carrier frequency (2.1GHz) and partial initial overlays left deep indoor coverage with “cold spots.”  This resulted in unreliable calls and increased battery consumption, which led many users to disable 3G out of frustration.  Over time... (more)

Unlocking Opportunity in Software-Defined Services with ESP

As an industry, our visions of progress in SP offerings are filled with virtualized functions, elastic workloads, orchestration, APIs, scalable infrastructures and almost everything software-defined.  None of this is flawed, and we get strong, regular glimpses of the potential in such heavily virtualized models in an array of domains regularly.  For example, intriguing offerings are presented to us mid-session in streaming video services based on our individual profiles and histories. Auto-scaling in hybrid cloud IT for cost-effective performance improvements is enabled using t... (more)