Author Archives: Mark Kummer

About Mark Kummer

As Vice President, Service Provider Canada, Mark Kummer is responsible for all sales and support for Cisco’s service provider business in Canada, serving telecommunications service providers, cable companies, Internet service providers, wireless providers, and utilities. A 20-year veteran of the information technology and communications industry, Kummer has extensive experience within the global service provider community that spans from infrastructure to managed service sales. Kummer has served on the board of the European Competitive Telecoms Association and actively participated in forums to engage UK service provider bodies and regulators. Kummer holds a bachelors degree in engineering from King’s College at the University of London, and a masters’ degree in engineering from London University’s Imperial College. En tant que vice-président, Fournisseur de services pour le Canada, Mark Kummer est responsable de toutes les ventes et du soutien offert aux fournisseurs de services de Cisco au Canada, notamment aux fournisseurs de services de télécommunications, aux entreprises de câblodistribution, aux fournisseurs de services Internet et sans fil et aux services publics. Fort de 20 années d’expérience dans l’industrie des technologies de l’information (TI) et des communications, M. Kummer possède une vaste connaissance de la communauté globale de fournisseurs de services, et ce, dans divers domaines allant de l’infrastructure jusqu’aux ventes des services gérés. M. Kummer a été membre du conseil de l’European Competitive Telecoms Association (ECTA) et a participle activement à des forums visant à inciter la participation des organes de contrôle et des organismes de réglementation des fournisseurs de services au Royaume-Uni. Il est titulaire d’un baccalauréat en génie du King’s College, à l’University of London, et d’une maîtrise en génie de l’Imperial College de la London University.

Why faster devices, video and machine-to-machine traffic are driving rapid growth in mobile data

Last week we released the 2013 update to our annual Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Forecast and it contained some interesting data points on the Canadian market. For those of you not familiar with the forecast, it’s a … Continue reading

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Introducing the Cisco Network Convergence System

This month we’ve shown once again why Cisco is the industry leading supplier of service provider infrastructure technology. Earlier this month we introduced the nPower family of network processors, which enable advanced capabilities like multi-terabit scale, programmability, high availability and … Continue reading

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A glimpse into 2017: As the world gets more crowded so does the Internet

Every year we release our annual Visual Networking Index (VNI) report that examines trends in Internet usage and adoption, and forecasts four years into the future to predict what the world, and Internet, may look like. As the global population … Continue reading

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How Allstream is building on the power of Cisco with Hosted Collaboration Solutions

Last month Allstream launched its Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS), a unified communication-as-a-service (UCaaS) offering based on Cisco’s UCS product suite. In this clip, Allstream’s vice president of unified communications Tom Jolly explains why HCS could solve critical business challenges in … Continue reading

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Why Cisco Canada is proud to be a broadcast sponsor of the Masters golf tournament

The Masters is one of professional golf’s biggest events, one of four major tournaments on the PGA Tour that showcase the best the sport has to offer, with the world’s best golfers vying for the coveted green jacket. This year, … Continue reading

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How Cisco is helping shape the future of TV in Canada

Every year the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is buzzing with innovative new technology that not only gives us a peek into what tomorrow holds, but what is possible today. So it’s fitting that Cisco choose CES to unveil Videoscape Unity, … Continue reading

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Cisco helps Eastlink harness cloud, gives customers anywhere access with Videoscape

With devices like smartphones and tablets it has never been easier to take our favourite music, applications and videos on the go. Mobility, powerful new devices and even social media are changing the way we consume content. As consumers we … Continue reading

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Q&A: What Canadians Want from Wi-Fi and Mobile

Last week I had the opportunity to meet with Stuart Taylor, from the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG), to discuss the results of the recent Cisco IBSG research on What Canadians Want from Wi-Fi and Mobile.  The study was … Continue reading

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Why the transition to flexible, cloud-based video services is inevitable

The consumer video and television landscape is in transition as Canadians are increasingly looking to the Internet to satisfy their programming needs. Big market players such as Apple and Google are just starting to weigh in and gain traction with … Continue reading

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Why Service Providers need to prepare for the ‘new normal’ and how they can do it

If you were following the release of Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) forecast earlier this month, you would know mobile traffic growth is set to explode over the next five years. And while the trend itself might not be surprising, … Continue reading

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