|By Marketwired .||
|March 17, 2014 08:00 AM EDT||
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/17/14 -- With mobile Internet traffic predicted to grow 11-fold over the next four years and reach an annual run rate of 190 exabytes by 2018, Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today revealed that more than 200 global service providers are now using Cisco® carrier-grade Wi-Fi technology to drive new business benefits and enable exciting new experiences for their subscribers.
Service providers are incorporating carrier-grade Wi-Fi into their network infrastructures and are seeing results within their consumer business -- in the form of reduced customer churn and increased mobile data offload -- and across enterprise verticals such as retail, event venues, and stadiums by directly impacting business outcomes.
The vast majority of new business opportunities are centered on the growing trend of "data-in-motion," real-time and near real-time data generated by billions of connections between people, things, objects and processes, which are intrinsic to Wi-Fi mobile networks. According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, by 2018, 52 percent of global mobile traffic will be offloaded onto Wi-Fi and small cell networks, up from 45 percent in 2013.
Cisco has achieved several milestones to advance its global leadership in Wi-Fi technology. They are:
- More than 200 service providers have deployed Cisco Service Provider Wi-Fi technology;
- More than 18 million carrier-grade access points are deployed worldwide across networks operated by service providers, enterprises, stadiums, public sector entities and commercial organizations;
- More than a half-billion mobile users worldwide receive advanced mobile services through Cisco Wi-Fi technology;
- Delivered the industry's first 802.11ac deployment managed fully from the cloud. This next-generation wireless standard, known as Gigabit Wi-Fi, helps service providers seamlessly offload mobile device users from the cellular network to Wi-Fi and to conserve on bandwidth. This transition affords new business opportunities, whereby organizations can create specialized mobile applications for their indoor venues to deliver personalized services to their end-users; and
- At the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2014, Hotspot 2.0 was deployed on a grand scale for the first time, serving more than 80,000 conference attendees and exhibitors. AT&T, Cisco and Accuris Networks collaborated with several global mobile operators to provide a Next-Generation Hotspot network at the conference.
Global service providers are recognizing the importance of using an intelligent mobile network to deliver new experiences and expand revenue opportunities. Cisco is enabling PT Telkom in Indonesia to deploy 100,000 access points across the country, which is expected to be one of the largest deployments of Wi-Fi access points by a single service provider in Asia. In addition, PT Telkom and Cisco designed, planned and built a high speed, high-density Wi-Fi network for the The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, a prestigious global meeting of thought-leaders, leaders of industries, countries and economies. Attendees were able to access the network with a single-sign-on (SSO) service set identification (SSID) from any Wi-Fi enabled device across multiple APEC hosting venues, including the airport, convention centers and 51 hotels.
"The APEC Wi-Fi engagement is the embodiment of our great collaboration with Cisco and we look forward to expanding this relationship across the rest of the industries and future events in Indonesia. We have received tremendous positive feedback from the APEC participants including the CEO of Air Asia, the Menteri Negara BUMN Dahlan Iskan, our regional press as well as the President and Director of PT Telkom, Arief Yahya, as you can see from this article on Detik.com," said Pramasaleh Utomo, executive general manager of PT Telkom's Division for Wireless Broadband. "Telkom has subsequently offered similar support for a growing list of high profile events in Bali, including the World Trade Organization event in December 2013 and many more scheduled for 2014."
The broadband cable industry has been at the forefront of Wi-Fi adoption and use. Telecable, a leading quadruple player in Spain, selected the Cisco Service Provider Wi-Fi solution to deploy a robust "core" Wi-Fi network, extending the mobile data service that was previously only available through the cellular network. Telecable will use the Cisco solution to offload data traffic from the cellular network to the Wi-Fi network. This additional capacity will allow Telecable to offer its customers high-speed access over the Asturias, Spain, region and enable a better user experience.
"As a leading cable provider in Asturias, we are committed to further strengthen the capacity and availability of our network through Wi-Fi service adoption to provide innovative services to our customers, who wish to access the Internet, TV, video-on-demand, email, instant messaging and other multimedia applications through high-speed mobile access," said Jesús Pérez Iglesias, strategy, products and services managing director, Telecable. "Adopting the Cisco Service Provider Wi-Fi solution with the Cisco Aggregation Services Router 5000 Series enables us to achieve this goal by optimizing the user experience, making a smooth transition from Wi-Fi to LTE and responding to future network demands."
Telecom New Zealand (Telecom NZ) is rolling out the Cisco Service Provider Wi-Fi solution in supermarkets, stadiums, telephone boxes, ski fields and transportation hubs as part of its Ultra Mobile brand initiative. This allows it to keep its customers connected when they are mobile and to attract new customers with the network's superior Wi-Fi speeds using the latest 802.11ac technology. Telecom NZ is also at the forefront of delivering new location-based services and advertising that also allows it to monetize its carrier-grade Wi-Fi network. Telecom NZ chose to collaborate with Cisco because the company offered an end-to-end solution that can be integrated into Telecom NZ's mobile packet core due to Cisco's expertise in delivering location-based services.
"Telecom New Zealand has been rolling out a Wi-Fi network for a little over a year, from trialing an early conceptual business case to growing an important future-oriented product," said Kerry Trevett, head of Wi-Fi, Telecom Digital Ventures, Telecom NZ Ltd. "Cisco Connected Mobile Experiences and location-based service technologies are proving to be important differentiators who can add value for our partners as we move from a solely phone box-based network to one hosted across a variety of mediums. We are currently partnering with site owners to grow our solution into high-demand spaces, and we anticipate using Cisco infrastructure will also enable future integration with our Mobile network."
SONIFI Solutions, a leader in connectivity solutions for the hospitality industry for more than 30 years, sees Wi-Fi as a Trojan horse for the digital guest experience.
"SONIFI Solutions is excited about our collaboration with Cisco in making it easier for our key hospitality partners to simplify the complexity of providing a consistently connected guest entertainment experience in 1.4 million rooms," said Janis Nakano Spivack, senior vice president of product and consumer marketing, SONIFI Solutions. "SONIFI and Cisco will continue to deliver increasingly flexible, customizable and intelligent solutions as the demands for mobility among the 461.5 million travelers we reach increases exponentially."
Additional Supporting Quotes
- Dr. Ray Mota, founder and managing partner, ACG Research
"This announcement maps to the conversations I'm having with carriers across the globe. Service Provider Wi-Fi is top-of-mind for mobile, cable and fixed operators alike and seen as a vital arm of their data strategies moving forward. A tremendous amount of traffic is being offloaded via Wi-Fi and Small Cell due to spectrum capacity constraints driven by the increase in smart mobile device penetration. Cisco has been an evangelist for carrier-grade Wi-Fi, and has leveraged its service provider thought leaderships by offering solutions that enhance customer experience and increase network efficiency."
- Chris Nicoll, director of wireless research, Analysys Mason
"Operators must look to incorporate Wi-Fi into their networks, with benefits such as more offload of mobile data, increased network optimization and enhanced customer experience. Vendors such as Cisco and others are extending the value of Wi-Fi to support critical business objectives by providing extensive data analytics that can enhance location-based services, offer additional revenue-generating opportunities and make Wi-Fi a strategic partner to cellular services."
- AT&T, Cisco and Accuris Networks Deliver Automatic Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi for Visitors to Mobile World Congress
- Cisco Expands Virtualization Offerings for Service Providers
- Information on Cisco Service Provider Wi-Fi
- Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update (2013-2018)
- Follow us on our LinkedIn page for targeted updates and announcements.
- Please keep up-to-date with white papers, presentations and infographics at: Cisco Service Provider SlideShare presentations.
- Visit us at: Cisco Service Provider Mobility Community.
- Subscribe to Cisco's SP360 feed.
Cisco, PT Telkom, Telecable, Telecom New Zealand, SONIFI Solutions, Cisco Service Provider Wi-Fi Solution, mobility, mobile Internet, Wi-Fi, small cell, small cells, Visual Networking Index, VNI, service providers, mobile operators, access, coverage, capacity, spectrum offload, 3G, 4G, LTE, Wi-Fi, analytics, data, licensed, unlicensed, converged, data-in-motion
RSS Feed for Cisco: http://newsroom.cisco.com/rss-feeds
Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in IT that helps companies seize the opportunities of tomorrow by proving that amazing things can happen when you connect the previously unconnected. For ongoing news, please go to http://thenetwork.cisco.com.
Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. A listing of Cisco's trademarks can be found at www.cisco.com/go/trademarks. Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company.
Health care systems across the globe are under enormous strain, as facilities reach capacity and costs continue to rise. M2M and the Internet of Things have the potential to transform the industry through connected health solutions that can make care more efficient while reducing costs. In fact, Vodafone's annual M2M Barometer Report forecasts M2M applications rising to 57 percent in health care and life sciences by 2016. Lively is one of Vodafone's health care partners, whose solutions enable o...
Apr. 26, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,535
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ciqada will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Ciqada™ makes it easy to connect your products to the Internet. By integrating key components - hardware, servers, dashboards, and mobile apps - into an easy-to-use, configurable system, your products can quickly and securely join the internet of things. With remote monitoring, control, and alert messaging capability, you will mee...
Apr. 26, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,934
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here
Apr. 26, 2015 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,515
SYS-CON Events announced today that GENBAND, a leading developer of real time communications software solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's WebRTC Summit, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The GENBAND team will be on hand to demonstrate their newest product, Kandy. Kandy is a communications Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that enables companies to seamlessly integrate more human communications into their Web and mobile applicatio...
Apr. 26, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,752
Public Cloud IaaS started it's life in the developer and startup communities and has grown rapidly to a $20B+ industry, but it still pales in comparison to how much is spent worldwide on IT: $3.6 trillion. In fact, there are 8.6 million data centers worldwide, the reality is many small and medium sized business have server closets and colocation footprints filled with servers and storage gear. While on-premise environment virtualization may have peaked at 75%, the Public Cloud has lagged in ado...
Apr. 26, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,322
Dave will share his insights on how Internet of Things for Enterprises are transforming and making more productive and efficient operations and maintenance (O&M) procedures in the cleantech industry and beyond. Speaker Bio: Dave Landa is chief operating officer of Cybozu Corp (kintone US). Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dave has been on the forefront of the Cloud revolution driving strategic business development on the executive teams of multiple leading Software as a Services (SaaS) ap...
Apr. 26, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,579
The best mobile applications are augmented by dedicated servers, the Internet and Cloud services. Mobile developers should focus on one thing: writing the next socially disruptive viral app. Thanks to the cloud, they can focus on the overall solution, not the underlying plumbing. From iOS to Android and Windows, developers can leverage cloud services to create a common cross-platform backend to persist user settings, app data, broadcast notifications, run jobs, etc. This session provide...
Apr. 26, 2015 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,429
SYS-CON Events announced today that BroadSoft, the leading global provider of Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) services to operators worldwide, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's WebRTC Summit, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. BroadSoft is the leading provider of software and services that enable mobile, fixed-line and cable service providers to offer Unified Communications over their Internet Protocol networks. The Compa...
Apr. 26, 2015 01:30 PM EDT Reads: 2,562
The 5th International DevOps Summit, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo – being held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the...
Apr. 26, 2015 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,240
DevOps tasked with driving success in the cloud need a solution to efficiently leverage multiple clouds while avoiding cloud lock-in. Flexiant today announces the commercial availability of Flexiant Concerto. With Flexiant Concerto, DevOps have cloud freedom to automate the build, deployment and operations of applications consistently across multiple clouds. Concerto is available through four disruptive pricing models aimed to deliver multi-cloud at a price point everyone can afford.
Apr. 26, 2015 12:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,716
ProfitBricks has launched its new DevOps Central and REST API, along with support for three multi-cloud libraries and a Python SDK. This, combined with its already existing SOAP API and its new RESTful API, moves ProfitBricks into a position to better serve the DevOps community and provide the ability to automate cloud infrastructure in a multi-cloud world. Following this momentum, ProfitBricks has also introduced several libraries that enable developers to use their favorite language to code ...
Apr. 26, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,708
What exactly is a cognitive application? In her session at 16th Cloud Expo, Ashley Hathaway, Product Manager at IBM Watson, will look at the services being offered by the IBM Watson Developer Cloud and what that means for developers and Big Data. She'll explore how IBM Watson and its partnerships will continue to grow and help define what it means to be a cognitive service, as well as take a look at the offerings on Bluemix. She will also check out how Watson and the Alchemy API team up to off...
Apr. 26, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,869
The IoT Bootcamp is coming to Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo on June 9-10 at the Javits Center in New York. Instructor. Registration is now available at http://iotbootcamp.sys-con.com/ Instructor Janakiram MSV previously taught the famously successful Multi-Cloud Bootcamp at Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo in November in Santa Clara. Now he is expanding the focus to Janakiram is the founder and CTO of Get Cloud Ready Consulting, a niche Cloud Migration and Cloud Operations firm that recently got acquir...
Apr. 26, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,678
The 17th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. 17th International Cloud Expo, to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, APM, APIs, Microservices, Security, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding bu...
Apr. 26, 2015 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,329
The world's leading Cloud event, Cloud Expo has launched Microservices Journal on the SYS-CON.com portal, featuring over 19,000 original articles, news stories, features, and blog entries. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. Microservices Journal offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. Follow new article posts on T...
Apr. 26, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,117
SYS-CON Events announced today that Litmus Automation will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Litmus Automation’s vision is to provide a solution for companies that are in a rush to embrace the disruptive Internet of Things technology and leverage it for real business challenges. Litmus Automation simplifies the complexity of connected devices applications with Loop, a secure and scalable clou...
Apr. 26, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,758
In 2015, 4.9 billion connected "things" will be in use. By 2020, Gartner forecasts this amount to be 25 billion, a 410 percent increase in just five years. How will businesses handle this rapid growth of data? Hadoop will continue to improve its technology to meet business demands, by enabling businesses to access/analyze data in real time, when and where they need it. Cloudera's Chief Technologist, Eli Collins, will discuss how Big Data is keeping up with today's data demands and how in t...
Apr. 26, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,478
SYS-CON Media announced today that @ThingsExpo Blog launched with 7,788 original stories. @ThingsExpo Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @ThingsExpo Blog can be bookmarked. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
Apr. 26, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,573
As Marc Andreessen says software is eating the world. Everything is rapidly moving toward being software-defined – from our phones and cars through our washing machines to the datacenter. However, there are larger challenges when implementing software defined on a larger scale - when building software defined infrastructure. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Boyan Ivanov, CEO of StorPool, will provide some practical insights on what, how and why when implementing "software-defined" in the dat...
Apr. 26, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 1,633
SYS-CON Events announced today that robomq.io will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. robomq.io is an interoperable and composable platform that connects any device to any application. It helps systems integrators and the solution providers build new and innovative products and service for industries requiring monitoring or intelligence from devices and sensors.
Apr. 26, 2015 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 2,105