With the mobile Internet predicted to grow 13-fold between 2012 and 2017 with the addition of billions of connections between people, devices and objects, Cisco today introduced a range of major innovations to enable service providers to more effectively monetize those connections. The new Cisco technologies enable service providers to deliver new, better and more personalized connected experiences and to gain more intelligence about those networked connections that they can utilize to deliver new revenue-generating services.
Many of the new business opportunities presented by the growing connectivity of people, data, processes, information and devices (the ‘Internet of Everything’) center on analyzing and monetizing “data in motion.” Data in motion consists of real-time and near real-time data generated by mobile and fixed connections between people, things and processes. According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, by 2017 there will be more than 10 billion mobile-ready devices/connections—including 8.6 billion personal mobile devices and 1.7 billion machine-to-machine connections
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To better enable service providers to analyze and monetize the data in motion in their networks, Cisco is today introducing the Cisco® Quantum™. The result of the integration of more than $1.5 billion in recent acquisitions with in-house innovation, Cisco Quantum delivers unparalleled mobile network intelligence to service providers and enables greater network programmability, a key building block for the delivering of new network services. The suite includes:
Cisco Quantum Network Abstraction Suite: provides a real-time network abstraction layer for network data collection, aggregation and orchestration to augment available information in all network decision processes.
Cisco Quantum Policy Suite: offers a next-generation policy management solution that enables service providers to scale, control, monetize and personalize any service on any type of network through a flexible, interactive architecture that supports application-centric policy capabilities.
Cisco Quantum Analytics Suite: provides business and network analytics capabilities that enable both historical and real-time predictive policy decisions. It includes dashboards for data visualization and programmable interfaces to create system alerts in conjunction with policy.
To provide improved coverage and capacity to the mobile network architecture, Cisco is also transforming small cells into a platform for business and service innovation, with new small-cell licensed radio technology. Cisco’s market leadership in the small-cell market sets the stage for success in the licensed radio market. Innovations
Cisco 3G Small Cell Module for Cisco Aironet® Access Points is Wi-Fi compatible and integrates licensed and unlicensed small cells with a plug-in 3G radio for ease of deployment. Cisco 3G Small Cell expands Cisco’s proven solution for enterprises with an unsurpassed channel to market for premises-based deployments. Cisco ASR 901S is designed to enable wide-scale deployment of outdoor small cells by extending carrier-class small-cell routing to the outdoor installation pole to break the backhaul bottleneck.
Softbank’s customers have come to expect instantly available mobile broadband wherever they happen to be, on whichever device they happen to choose,” said Keiichi Makizono, Corporate Officer, Deputy Unit Head, Technology Unit, and Division Head, Network Division, Softbank. “We use Cisco today for backhaul, including the Cisco ASR 903 for Internet Protocol radio access network. The new Cisco small-cell backhaul technology will potentially help enable us to expand our service portfolio so that we can provide customers with anytime, anywhere access on any network.”
With the accelerated growth of mobile networks, speed and
flexibility are hallmarks of successful next-generation backhaul providers,” said John McGuire, CEO, WiLine Networks. “WiLine Networks chose Cisco and the Cisco ASR 901 Series, which provides unequaled flexibility to both address immediate demands and the expected growth of backhaul driven by the advance of small cells. Our relationship with Cisco is a win for our customers, speeding time to deploy Ethernet services with best-in-class network solutions.”
“With the rapid growth in the number and sophistication of mobile devices, mobile networks are challenged to provide adequate capacity and performance,” said Zoltan Miklos, executive, Telkom South Africa. “Telkom South Africa prides itself on delivering the highest quality and reliability to our customers. With that in mind that we are implementing the Cisco ASR 900 Series of routers for cellular backhaul and mobile aggregation requirements today, and look forward to utilizing the next generation in small cell backhaul.”