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Kagan: Cisco interview on transforming the internet for the future

What will the internet look like going forward? I recently spoke with Jonathan Davidson, SVP and GM of Cisco Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group. He did a great job of clearing away the confusion and showing us exactly what Cisco’s technology means for connectivity going forward....

Brazil’s GRU airport gets Wi-Fi 6 OpenRoaming network

Cisco exec: 'The only thing faster than the Wi-Fi 6 network is the process of connecting to it' The world’s first at-airport Wi-Fi 6 network using Wireless Broadband Alliance’s (WBA) OpenRoaming has been established at Brazil’s São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport (GRU), providing secure and automatic connectivity...

Verizon, Cisco expanded SD-WAN offerings highlight flexibility

Verizon and Cisco have added three new SD-WAN managed services offerings Verizon Business and Cisco have expanded their SD-WAN partnership, which began more than five years ago, with the addition of three new SD-WAN managed services. According to the companies, the expansion gives enterprises access to...

Cisco to acquire cloud communications software company IMImobile

Cisco will acquire cloud communications software and service company IMImobile for approximately $730 million, a move that will allow Cisco to provide its business customers with an end-to-end customer interaction management solution. IMImobile’s software and services allow enterprises and organizations to stay constantly connected to...

Webinar: 5G, security and the supply chain: Perspectives on evolving US policy

Prominent industry leaders Inseego (device/endpoint), Qualcomm (chip) and Cisco (infrastructure) weigh in on the impact of rapidly evolving government policy – including recent actions such as U.S presidential orders tied to foreign telco entity licensing and the call for the “rip and replace” of...

Deutsche Telekom explains its multi-vendor strategy

  Deutsche Telekom said that the company continues to be committed to a multi-vendor strategy for the deployment of its mobile networks. In a company blog post, the German carrier said that this strategy allows it to buy gear from a large number of different manufacturers...

Using 5G to ‘unleash’ the power of farming

CISCO: '5G can really unleash a farm’s power' As John Deere’s Director of Intelligent Solutions Nancy Post has explained to Enterprise IoT Insights, connected farming is becoming a more popular endeavor for the modern farmer, and as smart farming gains attention, technologies like artificial intelligence,...

Cisco announces financing program for customers impacted by COVID-19

  Cisco has announced a number of initiatives to provide financing for customers in a move to try to mitigate the financial challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Business Resiliency Program is being offered through Cisco Capital, a financing business within Cisco, and includes...

Open vRAN ‘blueprint’ basis of integrated 5G bundle

Cisco, Altiostar, WWT creating vRAN hardware/software/services bundle to drive 5G deployment Building a virtualized radio access network built of best-of-breed components made interoperable through the work of groups like the O-RAN Alliance and Telecom Infra Project is seen as a way to drive 5G scale...

WBA to take control of Wi-Fi OpenRoaming

Cisco: 'OpenRoaming is vital to unlocking the potential of wireless communications' The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) will assume ownership and management of OpenRoaming as a global wireless industry standard, which the alliance stated will facilitate the broad adoption of OpenRoaming by new and existing Wi-Fi...

Samsung signs 5G contract with Spark New Zealand

  Samsung Electronics announced it has signed a commercial agreement with New Zealand’s largest mobile carrier, Spark, to take part in building Spark’s 5G network in 2020. The South Korean vendor carrier out 5G trials with Spark last year.These trials used Samsung’s 5G end-to-end solutions to...

Bell to launch 5G services this year using Nokia’s RAN equipment: CEO

  Bell Canada expects to start the construction of its 5G network this year, using equipment from Finnish vendor Nokia, the company’s CEO Mirko Bibic said during a conference call with investors. “Nokia will be the first provider of 5G RAN equipment in our network. And...

Cisco to provide Wi-Fi 6 to MWC Barcelona venue

Wi-Fi 6 to boost speed by 40% for Mobile World Congress Barcelona In preparation for Mobile World Congress Barcelona taking place at the end of February, the venue where the show will take place, Fira Barcelona, has begun working with Cisco to deploy Wi-Fi 6...

Saudi carriers accelerate deployment of comercial 5G networks

Zain planning 2,000 5G towers in initial rollout Mobile operators in Saudi Arabia have been accelerating the deployment of 5G networks across the Kingdom during the second half of 2019 after the government awarded spectrum for the provision of this technology. In November, Middle East telecom...

Cisco: ‘In 2020, we can stop arguing about whether 5G is here’

Mobile connectivity will soon become frictionless and omnipresent, according to Cisco According to Bob Everson, global director of mobility and 5G at Cisco, the debate about whether 5G is truly here will come to a close in 2020, and we will "actually experience what it...

Cisco: Cloud gaming is a ‘killer use case’ for 5G

2021 will see a 57% compound annual growth rate for gaming traffic on the Internet, according to Cisco report From Cisco’s point of view, developing cloud gaming is about the 5G network architecture, Cisco’s Lead Global Systems Architect 5G Ron Malenfant told RCR Wireless News....

Altiostar: ‘The status quo cannot deliver on the premise of 5G’

Combo of open RAN, edge compute central to 5G service delivery LOS ANGELES--Today 5G is quite possibly the hottest topic in Los Angeles County, which would place it high in the running for hottest topic worldwide. But sometimes there's a topic, sometimes, there's a technology....

Cisco, Connexin deliver UK’s first purpose-built Smart City Operating System

The Smart City Operating System will turn the city of Hull into a programmable city Hull, a city located on England’s north-east coast, will become the first city in the U.K. to establish a purpose-built Smart City Operating System (OS). Using an internet of things...

US looks to facilitate financing for European 5G vendors: Report

Latest 5G financing moves part of larger US/China trade war The U.S. government is studying alternatives to facilitate financing to European 5G vendors Ericsson a Nokia in a move to put obstacles to the global expansion of Huawei, according to a report by the Financial...

Cisco believes 5G will benefit rural UK, but will it?

Rural UK users are skeptical about being able to access new 5G networks As 5G networks continue to sweep across the world promising to bring a new era of connectivity to consumers and enterprise users, an important conversation around the future of rural connectivity has...

5G lessons we can learn from Reliance Jio and Rakuten

A cloud-first strategy takes cost out of 5G, setting the stage for profitability SINGAPORE--To be clear, neither Reliance Jio in India or Rakuten in Japan currently offer 5G services. In fact, Rakuten recently delayed the launch of its LTE network. Nevertheless, the two operators have...

Cisco recommits $5 billion to 5G, prepares employees for next gen jobs

5G is going to have a major impact on the job market, say Cisco Cisco has been focusing its 5G energy on the enterprise side of things, and just last week recommitted on its plan to invest $5 billion in 5G during the next three years.   “Enterprises...

T-Mobile US claims first 5G SA data session in North America

T-Mobile US says it has conducted the first successful North American testing of a Standalone 5G New Radio data session, and that the test was also a world-first test of a 5G SA data session in a multi-vendor environment. The carrier plans to introduce Standalone...

Three Wi-Fi 6 network trials: Cisco, Boingo and WBA

The WBA highlights the importance of savvy Wi-Fi 6 deployment Based on the IEEE 802.11ax standard, Wi-Fi 6, the next generation of Wi-Fi technology, was built in response to the ever-growing number of connected devices worldwide. Wi-Fi 6 was designed to improve speed, capacity, coverage and performance of connected devices, even...

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