Vodafone deploys Cisco’s Self Optimizing Network technology

IndiaTimes of India — KOLKATA: At a time when telecom companies are under fire for call drops, Vodafone India said it has deployed Cisco’s Self Optimizing Network (SON) technology to deliver superior mobile experience, improve voice call quality and reduce dropped calls. Vodafone said it expects Cisco SON would optimize its existing sites and streamline the process of adding new sites to its fast growing network.


Cisco To Invest $100 Million in India To Push Digitisation And Train 250,000 Students

IndiaDaze Info — Cisco with revenue of US $49.2 billion  and total employee strength of 71,833  has decided to help Indian start-ups bloom. The Company has decided to invest US $100 million in India for the next 18-24 months for the digitalization all throughout the Country. John Thomas Chambers, Executive Chairman – Cisco, believes it will also help in creating jobs and faster innovations in the region. Cisco announced in the presence of its executive Chairman on Friday about all the investment design and how it is going to be implemented.


Optus Business enters $9.1m partnership with Cisco

AustraliaTelecom Asia — Australia’s Optus Business has teamed up with Cisco to develop new technological capabilities aimed at helping local businesses and government become more agile in the innovation economy. The companies will invest A$12 million ($9.1 million) over three years to develop local capabilities based on cyber security, the cloud, the IoT and future networks.


Mobility, 5G-tech will bring transition: Cisco India

IndiaDeccan Herald — Cisco India president (Engineering and Site Leader) Amit Phadnis told Deccan Herald that it is a challenge to bring on board the next three billion as the company will have to keep the speed and analytics in the back-end. “It took 25 years to bring these people to internet. But, the next three billion will come within three years.


Telstra and Cisco promised ‘redefined customer experience’ with SDN

AustraliaIT Wire — Software-defined networking (SDN), according to Wikipedia, ‘is an approach to computer networking that allows network administrators to manage network services through abstraction of higher-level functionality. This is done by decoupling the system that makes decisions about where traffic is sent (the control plane) from the underlying systems that forward traffic to the selected destination (the data plane).’


Cisco approaches Samsung for acquisition

KoreaKorea Times — BARCELONA, Spain ― Cisco Systems, the U.S.-based networking giant, has approached Samsung Electronics to acquire the latter’s network business division, a person familiar with the matter told The Korea Times. “Despite repeated denials by the two companies about the issue, Cisco is still interested in purchasing Samsung’s network business division,” the official said on the sidelines of this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC), Thursday (KST). “Samsung was contacted several times by Cisco.”


Ooredoo Records Intent to Work With Cisco on Network Functions Virtualization

QatarMarketwired — BARCELONA, SPAIN: Today at GSMA Mobile World Congress, Cisco announced that Ooredoo, a leading communications company with operations in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia, has agreed to create a relationship with Cisco to set Ooredoo’s roadmap for Network Function Virtualization (NFV) deployments and to deliver Virtual Managed Services (VMS) to the Qatar market.


New solutions to be based on SK Telecom ThingPlug platform

KoreaRCR Wireless — SK Telecom inked an agreement with networking giant Cisco Systems to develop new solutions for “Internet of Things” technology, The Korea Herald reported. Under terms of the agreement, the two companies will develop new solutions combining SK Telecom’s platform ThingPlug and Cisco’s infrastructure application technology Fog Computing, which offers real-time data analysis.


Cisco Systems in talks with several state governments for smart city projects, from IN

IndiaTimes of India — JAIPUR: Cisco Systems, which sells telecom equipment and video conferencing hardware to top firms globally, is in talks with several state governments for smart city projects, at a time when it is undertaking similar projects in states such as Rajasthan.


IoT Spending Forecasts Reach Sky: Cisco, Facebook and Microsoft

APACInvest Correctly — Asia/Pacific is going to be the biggest driver of Internet of Things (IoT) in the next five-year period at least until 2019. While North America will follow suit, Europe would be third biggest regions when it comes to spending on IoT. IDC said recently that it expects IoT spending to reach nearly $1.3 billion by the turn of 2019. That is a good news for companies focused on IoT like Cisco, IBM, Alphabet, Facebook, Microsoft and other firms. Some of them are focused on IoT to offset the losses witnessed in other sectors.


Cisco turns to place server orders with Wistron

TaiwanDigi Times — The fourth-largest server brand vendor worldwide Cisco reportedly has recently switched its manufacturing partner to Wistron from Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) because of Foxconn’s joint venture partnership with Hewlett-Packard (HP), according to sources from the upstream supply chain. Related players have declined to comment on their orders.


Will Cisco Systems Inc. Win Over the Chinese Government?

ChinaFool — Networking giant Cisco recently agreed to form a joint venture with Chinese server maker Inspur to sell networking and cloud computing products in China. The companies announced that they would invest $100 million in the project, but neither revealed any specific details. The partnership is a clear attempt to boost Cisco’s presence in China, where sales have tumbled due to competition from cheaper Chinese rivals like Huawei, exacerbated by cybersecurity concerns about American tech companies.


Cisco Doubles Down in China

ChinaEnterprise Tech — Cisco Systems continues to expand its considerable presence in China despite growing friction between U.S. high-tech companies and the government of Chinese President Xi Jinping. On the eve of President Xi’s visit to the U.S., Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins provided more details about a joint venture with Chinese cloud computing and datacenter company Inspur Group. The Chinese server maker is the primary vendor behind the Tianhe-2, the world’s fastest supercomputer.


China-US partnerships important steps in cloud strategy

ChinaAsia One — United States tech multinationals rushed to grab Chinese partners during President Xi Jinping’s US trip on Thursday, hopping to get more government procurement deals in China. Microsoft Corp and its Chinese cloud computing partner 21Vianet will partner with State-owned information technology company Unisplendour, targeting government and SOE customers.


$100 million Inspur-ation for Cisco’s China strategy

China.gifThe Register — Cisco has revealed the first concrete outcome of its new China strategy, inking a deal with the server maker best known for helping build the Tianhe-2 supercomputer. The Borg has long complained that China has been getting in the way of growth. Most recently, the company sent the broom through its executive suites before announcing a US$10 billion plan to revitalise the region.


Cisco joins flurry of US-China tech partnerships

ChinaChannel News Asia — BEIJING: Cisco Systems Inc said Thursday it would form a joint-venture with Chinese server maker Inspur to sell networking and cloud computing products in China, where the Silicon Valley firm faces political pressure and declining sales. Cisco and Inspur said they would invest US$100 million in the project, although they offered few other details.


IoT startup boost: Cisco pumps in US$10mil into Monk’s Hill

SingaporeDigital News Asia — CISCO Systems Inc’s investment arm Cisco Investments has announced a US$10-million investment into Singapore’s Monk’s Hill Ventures’ innovation fund for startups. This fund will focus on early-stage startups working on the cloud, the Internet of Everything (IoE), big data and analytics, mobility and enterprise applications in Asean, Cisco said in a statement.


Quanta partners with Cisco to push cloud medical services

TaiwanDigi Times — Quanta Computer has partnered with Cisco to provide hardware- and software-integrated services to hospitals and clinics. Quanta will combine its QOCA medical platform, which it developed jointly with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), with Cisco’s cloud computing solutions and the services have already been adopted by several hospitals in Taiwan and are also targeting the China market.


CC-Link Partner Association Brings on Cisco as Board Member

JapanThe Nagoya, Japan-based CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA), whose objective is to promote the widespread use of the Ethernet-based industrial open network CC-Link IE, has announced that Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) will join the CLPA as a new board member. The two organizations will collaborate on promoting solutions based on CC-Link IE. Cisco’s participation in the CLPA will also include driving technology in the greater Asia Pacific for industrial environments such as manufacturing.


Tagging Data For Exchange

APACLife Hacker — As the Executive Director of the Asia Cloud Computing Association, May-Ann Lim works with a number of the largest cloud service providers in the region, dealing with all sorts of different issues. The association’s mission is to be the voice of the technology community and accelerate the adoption of cloud computing in the APAC region. As an independent body, the ACCA’s membership includes major companies such as Microsoft, Cisco and EMC.


India an example for world in digitization: John Chambers

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: “Call me John please,” John Chambers, 65, requested a journalist who addressed him as “Mr Chambers” at the press conference in New Delhi last week. Chambers is easily one of the most affable and engaging CEOs you will come across. At media meets, he makes it a point to go over to every single journalist in the room to introduce himself and hand over a visiting card.


India an example for world in digitization: John Chambers

IndiaTimes of India — NEW DELHI: “Call me John please,” John Chambers, 65, requested a journalist who addressed him as “Mr Chambers” at the press conference in New Delhi last week. Chambers is easily one of the most affable and engaging CEOs you will come across. At media meets, he makes it a point to go over to every single journalist in the room to introduce himself and hand over a visiting card.


Cisco Will Plunge Over USD10 Billion Into China

China.gifWith heat bearing down on their necks in China from local competitors Huawei and ZTE, Cisco has decided to invest more into their China operations. The U.S.-based company plans to invest over USD10 billion in China over the next few years to support local innovation with a series of strategic measures. Cisco made this promise during the China visit of its chairman and current CEO John Chambers and its soon-to-be CEO Chuck Robbins.


Cisco to invest $60 million to start India expansion

IndiaNEW DELHI: Cisco has announced a slew of investments for the Indian market. The networking giant who has been vocal about playing a big role in initiatives like Smart Cities and Digital India has announced a number of local initiatives including a move towards manufacturing in India. John Chambers, The outgoing CEO of Cisco who has also met PM Narendra Modi a couple of times during his India visits said that Digital India represented an opportunity of $511 billion across public and private sector.


PM Narendra Modi asked us to make India our home: Cisco head John Chambers

IndiaNEW DELHI: Global head of US technology giant Cisco today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the company’s manufacturing and business commitment for India under ‘Digital India’ programme. “We met Prime Minister this morning and he was very clear about his vision for people and how technology can change life of individuals here.” “India is our second headquarter and Prime Minister today said that make it your home,” Cisco Systems Chairman and CEO John Chambers said here.


Cisco China: Technology Giant Unveils Ten Billion Dollar Plan Exclusively For Growth In The Region

ChinaCisco Systems Inc. has confirmed massive Cisco China growth plans as the technology company has said that it will be looking to make investments and partnerships in the region worth $10 billion.  According to a report on WN, the management of Cisco Systems Inc. has announced ambitious plans of growth in the Chinese market that would involve seeking investment and making partnerships of more than ten billion dollars in the years to come.


Worldwide server shipments grow 13% in 1Q15, while revenues increase 17.9%, says Gartner, from TW

TaiwanIn the first quarter of 2015, worldwide server shipments grew 13% on year, while revenues increased 17.9% from the first quarter of 2014, according to Gartner. “The first quarter of 2015 was a particularly strong start to the year, with the strongest shipment growth since the third quarter of 2010, when the market was recovering from the downturn. It was also the second-largest-volume quarter ever,” said Adrian O’Connell, research director at Gartner.


Telin Singapore gets Cisco WebEx accreditation, first in APAC

IndonesiaTELEKOMUNIKASI Indonesia International Pte Ltd (Telin Singapore), a subsidiary of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, said it was the first in Asia Pacific to be certified a Cisco Systems Inc authorised technology provider for WebEx. With that, Telin Singapore has unveiled new business offerings to help telecommunication service providers and enterprise clients add automation to their Cisco web conference services-based clouds, it said in a statement.


Quanta Computer exclusively supplies VCE with servers used in VxRack System, say Taiwan makers

TaiwanQuanta Computer has become VCE’s exclusive supplier of servers used in its VxRack System, a hyper-converged rack-scale system for private cloud applications unveiled by VCE in early May, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers. However, Quanta declined to comment on the report. VCE is a joint venture set up by EMC and Cisco Systems mainly for integrating EMC-developed storage equipment, Cisco-developed servers and VMware-developed virtualization software to provide private cloud computing solutions for enterprise users.


Silicon Cloud, Cisco push IoT design boundaries in Singapore

SingaporeSilicon Cloud International, a company that delivers secure and private cloud computing infrastructure, revealed that its second cloud centre has been operational in Singapore since March 2015. The cloud centre promises to offer a modern design enablement infrastructure and framework for Internet of Things (IoT) node designs. The cloud hardware is hosted in the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and will support IoT research and design worldwide. To establish this centre, Silicon Cloud has received funding from SPRING Singapore’s Technology Enterprise Commercialisation Scheme and equipment from Cisco.