Category Archives: Service Provider

How to thrive in the fast-paced service provider world: A Q&A with Fibrenoire’s CTO

Since its founding in 2007, Fibrenoire, based in Montreal, Quebec, has grown from a startup to one of Canada’s largest metro-fiber-to-the-business service providers. As further testament to their success Fibernoire was the first Canadian service provider to earn MEF Carrier Ethernet … Continue reading

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Video Traffic and Mobility Continue to Dominate Cisco’s VNI Report

This week saw the release of the latest Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Forecast, covering findings from 2013 to 2018. Now in its ninth year, the VNI has proven to be a strong tool for forecasting and analyzing Internet … Continue reading

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The New Evolved Services Platform Gives You What You Want, When You Want It

You probably don’t think about how the content you want arrives on your devices. When you watch your favourite show or stream the music you need to get you through your commute, things like virtualization and orchestration of software platforms … Continue reading

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Through the Cloud and Back: A night with Chris Hadfield

Last month, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield joined Cisco and Allstream for an event celebrating innovation and collaboration. Why Chris Hadfield, you ask?  For us, it was simple – who better than the world’s most famous astronaut, a man who literally … Continue reading

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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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Canadian Mobile Data Usage on the Rise, Inspiring Innovation for Service Providers

It’s no secret that Canadians love their smartphones and mobile devices. Over the last five years, Canada’s mobile network has significantly evolved as smart phone adoption rates among Canadians have skyrocketed. In fact, Canada has the world’s fastest growth rate … 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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Dear service providers: Multi-screen and Multi-tasking have become the new world order

By Chris MacFarlane, Senior Director of Business Development, Service Provider Sales The recent Rogers Communications study, the Rogers Innovation Report, confirmed Cisco’s (and my) long-standing view that viewer behaviour is shifting in dramatic fashion. How dramatic? Consider some of these … 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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