Ukraine’s Volia taps Cisco to modernise network

Despite the exigencies of operating under wartime conditions, Ukrainian service provider Volia said it has invested UAH500 million (€13.5 million) in its backbone networks as the first step in modernising its network. Volia has teamed up with Cisco to modernise its network. The first step saw the group create 11  new backup links with a total […]

Cisco: 5G must be wed to WiFi 6 to ensure success

Marrying 5G to the deployment of sixth-generation WiFi will be crucial to the success of the global deployment of the technology, according to Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Robbins said that growth in connectivity will unleash “incredible applications” across industry and commerce, with 5G also opening up “a world […]

Cisco: 79% of world’s mobile traffic to be video by 2022

Roughly 79% of the world’s mobile data traffic will be video by 2022, up from 59% in 2017, according to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index.   The stat was included in an update to the firm’s Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast 2017 – 2022, which predicted that mobile video traffic will increase nine-fold over the forecast period. […]

ThinkAnalytics appoints former Cisco exec as marketing chief

ThinkAnalytics has appointed industry veteran Tracy Geist as chief marketing officer and member of the board of directors.   Geist brings more than 25 years’ of experience to the role, most recently as head of global product and partner strategy at Cisco’s service provider video software and solutions division. Prior to this she was senior […]

Cisco: more internet traffic in 2022 than all other years combined, driven by video

More traffic will cross global networks in the year 2022 than in all years of the internet’s existence prior to that year, according to the latest research by Cisco. Since it came to life in 1984, more than 4.7 zettabytes of IP traffic have flowed across the internet, equivalent to all the movies ever made […]

Synamedia opens for business, appoints Americas VP

Investment firm Permira has completed its acquisition of Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) group, meaning Synamedia, the company created from the deal, is now open for business.    Synamedia was unveiled as the name for the ex-Cisco video business in September and the company set out its vision and investment focus as a newly independent company […]

Synamedia unveiled as new name for ex-Cisco video business

The new business to be created from the sale of Cisco’s service provider video software solutions business to private-equity outfit Permira is to be called Synamedia. The name comes from the Greek Syna, meaning ‘together’, which the company says will reflect its ambition to bring together broadcast and OTT media services for consumers. The Synamedia […]

BeIN Media enlists tech companies’ support in piracy battle with BeoutQ

BeIN Media has intensified its campaign against Saudi Arabia-based pirate service BeoutQ, which has targeted BeIN Media’s base by offering illicit transmissions of premium sports content. Following BeoutQ’s transmission of the first English Premier League and Ligue 1 football matches of the new season, BeIN Media has enlisted the support of content security providers Cisco […]

Liberty Global taps Cisco for customer experience transformation

Liberty Global is working with Cisco on a project that is designed to transform the pay TV operator’s customer service experience across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With the move, Liberty said it will overhaul the technology that underpins its customer services in EMEA in a bid to provide the “best possible customer and […]

Yves Padrines to be CEO of new Permira-backed former Cisco video business

Yves Padrines is to be the CEO of the new company to be created when the Permira-backed acquisition of Cisco’s service provider video software solutions business is completed. Padrines will join from Cisco, where as vice-president of global service provider for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia, he was responsible for all Cisco products and […]

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