Category Archives: Service Provider

It’s About You Bettering Your Business

Trends in the technology industry are always changing. If you are anything like me, being ahead of the technology curve is challenging. We all know we need to be at the forefront of it, but sometimes the wave takes us … Continue reading

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Mobile VNI Forecast Report: Wi-Fi and Video will be Big Players in the Next Five Years

On February 3 we released the Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2014 to 2019. According to the annual forecast report, some key contributors to significant mobile traffic growth include: More mobile users. More mobile connections. … Continue reading

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Mid-size customers need a unique approach: Erinwood Ford

In the first post in our series on the mid-market, we looked at a Toronto-based Cisco partner, IT PRO CANADA, which focuses solely on installing Cisco solutions to mid-market customers. In this post we’ll review advice from IT PRO CANADA … Continue reading

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Partner finds success with a focus on mid-size businesses

Larger than small businesses but not quite an enterprise, mid-size businesses, which make up a large percentage of Canadian companies, pose a unique set of challenges for partners. Cisco Partners are creative, highly specialized and knowledgeable. They can create a … Continue reading

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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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