Cisco has made a major move into the mobile networking space by announcing its intention to acquire small-cell technologies provider Ubiquisys.
Global IP traffic is set to grow three-fold between 2012 and 2017, according to research from Cisco. According to the firm’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast, more than a trillion gigabytes will be transmitted over IP networks each year by 2017.
Networking vendor Cisco, cresting the wave of IP integration, has been taking major strides into the telco world in recent weeks through a host of acquisitions, including LTE small-cell specialist Ubiquisys, policy management solutions firm BroadHop and SON software provider Intucell. The 66,000 employee-strong, $8bn per year profit making business is well placed to exploit the opportunity in the telecoms space.
OSS/BSS vendors both large and not so large used the opportunity afforded by the 2013 Mobile World Congress to make some very strategic announcements. The majority of these announcements reflected very closely what is about to happen in the sector as demand for greater complexity rises with the roll-out of LTE and the need for a solution to the seemingly eternal problem of software interfacing grows ever more pressing.
Brazilian appetite for broadband connections shows no signs of waning, according to Cisco’s latest Broadband Barometer, which found that there were 25.5mn fixed broadband connections in Brazil offering speeds of 2 Mbps and over by the end of 2012.
At midnight tonight the world’s biggest party will kick off, as more than one billion Chinese people take to the streets to celebrate the Chinese New Year. 2013 is the year of the water snake which is a totem that symbolises wisdom. It’s also the year that Telecoms.com tapped into the industry’s wisdom for its first annual industry survey and gathered almost 2,000 responses.
What was striking about the results is just how much the responses from operator personnel (600 individuals from 260 separate opcos) matched those of their peers across the wider industry, even when looking at contentious issues like roaming and regulation. Does this mean the industry has aligned in the face of threat from external players? After all, the snake is an adaptable creature renowned for its ability to sneak into other environments.
If a clear indication was needed that IT and networking firms are looking to extend their reach beyond mere IP specialisation and get deeper into the telco vertical, it came this week when Acme Packet said it had agreed to be acquired by Oracle.
In December 2012 we carried out a survey of over 200 industry profesionals into the experiences of providers and potential providers of IP Video services. This report presents the results of the survey and builds a picture we’ve built of what is actually happening in the world of video services and you’ll gain an understanding of the range and scope of IP video services and the business models underpinning them.
Mobile internet solutions provider Sierra Wireless has sold its mobile broadband device business, Aircard, to networking vendor Netgear for €138m in cash. Meanwhile, home networking and cable provider Belkin has taken Netgear’s rival Linksys off Cisco’s hands for an undisclosed fee.
Consolidation continues apace in the worlds of service and traffic management with the news that Cisco intends to acquire its long-time partner Broadhop. The acquisition would be a significant development for Cisco which has something of a history in network management, but has until now been a relative bit-part player in service management, working mainly through partnerships with the likes of Broadhop and others.
It’s been a year for serious cloud investments and networking specialist Cisco has closed out 2012 with a $1.2bn outlay on privately held cloud management company Meraki.
US telecoms equipment vendor Cisco has confirmed its intention to acquire privately-held Californian firm Cariden Technologies, a supplier of network planning, design and traffic management solutions, for around $141m in cash and retention-based incentives.
Networking equipment vendor Cisco has announced its intention to acquire privately held cloud management company Meraki for $1.2bn in cash.
In October 2012, Telecoms.com Intelligence surveyed more than 290 industry players worldwide—including more than 120 network operators, as well as regulators, content providers and software developers—in order to capture the industry’s views on this vital technological development.
Jeff Spagnola, Vice President – Worldwide Managed-Cloud Services, at Cisco Systems, talks to telecoms.com at Broadband World Forum 2012 about how the company is using its partners as a route to market for the cloud services that end users want to consume.
Dirk Wolter, Managing Director – Mobile Service Provider Architectures – APAC, at CISCO, talks to telecoms.com about the critical business issues facing service providers in Asia. LTE perfectly addresses the demand being put upon networks by explosive growth in data demand, Wolter says.
Cisco has won a contract worth US$ 38mn over five years to supply equipment for the National Broadband Network (NBN) being built in Australia, commencing immediately.
Global sales of home networking devices grew by 20 per cent last year to reach $7.98bn, with North America taking the largest slice (37 per cent) thanks to the adoption of Multimedia over Coax (MoCA) technology by the cable operators and telcos, according to a report from US firm Infonetics Research.
Consumer video looks set to remain the key driver of global Internet traffic in the coming years, with a new report from Cisco predicting that there will be 1.5bn viewers of online video by 2016, up from 792mn in 2011.
Cisco has confirmed that it is planning to acquire privately-held Californian firm Truviso, a provider of network data analysis and reporting software, for an undisclosed amount. Truviso’s continuous query technology, with its analyse-first, store-later capability, is expected to enable Cisco to provide instant access and visibility into network use and services, help increase operational efficiencies [...]