Cisco Expands Mobile Wireless Infrastructure Portfolio
Cisco Systems is helping service providers increase the robustness of their mobile networks with a set of technologies that can handle increased video and data-heavy loads from their users.
The new effort, dubbed MOVE (which stands for Monetization, Optimization, Videoscape Experience), is a strategic framework aimed at the service provider space, but large enterprises or companies with campus environments or those who experience extra-large loads of video or data flowing over their wireless networks also could benefit from the technology, noted Jaishree Subramania, senior manager of mobility marketing at Cisco.
Components of MOVE include:
- Cisco Mobile Videoscape, an architecture of associated platforms and technologies that optimizes and manages the delivery of video over the mobile network;
- Cisco Service Provider Wi-Fi Solution, an end-to-end, carrier-grade solution that enables efficient mobile data offload using Wi-Fi. The solution includes the new Cisco Aironet 1550 Series Outdoor Wireless Access Point with CleanAir technology; and
- Cisco Adaptive Intelligent Routing, which adds service intelligence throughout the network to lower the cost of mobile data traffic. Adaptive Intelligent Routing is now included in the Cisco ASR 1000, Cisco ASR 5000 and Cisco ASR 9000 platforms to determine the best route for traffic, including when and where to direct the traffic.
MOVE debuts this week at Mobile World Congress, where many solutions for the mobile service provider space will be presented. Additionally, MWC will be showcasing a number of mobile devices including the Motorola Xoom and plenty of other goodies sure to turn the mobility space on its head.
In the short term, video and heavy data use will continue to drag down mobile networks. Knowing that companies such as Cisco are working on solutions to the problem is a comfort, albeit a small one, but for the time being I don’t think I’ll be sending any large files over my broadband connection, lest I encounter the mobile version of the Blue Screen of Death. In my book, such solutions can’t come quickly enough.