5G Brief History of Cisco: Wi-Fi 6, Smart Agriculture, Let 5G Enter the Country

Published by Harmony August 21,2020



The 5G era is approaching. This new technology will bring tremendous changes to our lives-not only faster network speeds and higher bandwidth, but also laying the foundation for more futuristic applications, such as autonomous driving. Internet of Things, Smart Home, Smart Manufacturing, Virtual Reality ...


As the saying goes, Rome was not built in a day. Looking back on the development history of 5G technology, many technology companies have already laid out for many years, and have just ushered in the brilliant unveiling of this moment.


A report from research institute GreyB summarizes the major achievements and important cooperations of various technology companies in the field of 5G technology. Taking the old technology giant Cisco as an example, let's review the efforts made by Cisco in 5G in those years.


The world's leading U.S. network hardware company Cisco introduced the 5G Now portfolio solution at the MWC 2018 to support 5G automation and infrastructure. The company will provide support in three main ways:


Services——Enable 5G services so service providers (SPs) can make more money;


Infrastructure——help build 5G infrastructure;


Automation——makes large-scale operations easier.


Cisco knows the potential of 5G and plans to connect more than 30 billion devices over the next three years. Network hardening is a key part of 5G, and Cisco must not miss any opportunities.


To join the ranks of 5G, Cisco has also taken steps to join a network of partners to provide 5G services to rural communities in the UK.


Here are some of the advances Cisco made during its 5G journey:


Cisco introduced a 5G security architecture that enables secure network transformation to combine artificial intelligence and deep learning to create a network that coordinates physical and virtual resources with equal proficiency, thereby achieving optimal network efficiency.


With this unique approach, Cisco successfully reduced the response time from the industry average of 100 to 200 days to 4 hours.

Cisco also has alliances with multiple companies to provide stronger 5G capabilities.


Saudi Telecom (STC) and Cisco have signed a strategic memorandum of understanding to bring the benefits of 5G to


Saudi Arabia and collaborate on the development of 5G communication systems and networks.


Cisco also cooperates with Airtel to improve the mobile user experience by improving SON's cooperation in India.


Cisco continues to work with Rackspace for a long time to provide advanced security for multi-cloud environments. Many organizations are leveraging multiple cloud computing due to their operational efficiency, flexibility, scalability, and growth expansion.


More than 50% of security professionals say they host their network in the cloud because of better data security.


Cisco, Vodafone, Ericsson, and multiple automotive technology partners have successfully driven a BMW car on a test track in Dusseldorf by remote control, The operation of a remote driver is connected to the car.


Cisco Systems also introduced the Cloud-Native Broadband Router, which has been advertised as a "containerized, all-software rewrite" of Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) services.


In addition, Cisco is working to create an "innovative" 5G network infrastructure solution, which was launched in 2018.


5G RuralFirst, a consortium led by Cisco, has released a smartphone app called Me + Moo, which allows farmers to track their cows (worn with sensor-filled collars) online and receive daily reports Latest news.


On February 8, 2019, Cisco launched an ambitious rural 5G trial in the British Isles, including 29 wireless industry partners to test enhanced mobile broadband, optical wireless (LiFi), radio broadcasting above 5G, and agricultural technologies.


The trial is part of Cisco 5G RuralFirst and aims to provide a business case for improving connectivity outside the city.


On February 24, 2019, Cisco announced that it plans to invest 5 billion US dollars in 5G funds through Cisco financing in the next three years to help its customers realize the transformation of their networks to 5G.


On February 24, 2019, Cisco announced that it has partnered with Sprint to deploy new routing technology to support Sprint's growing backhaul network traffic. Sprint launched mobile 5G services in 9 cities in the first half of 2019.



On February 25, 2019, Verizon and Cisco announced a partnership to build mobile SD-WAN services using Verizon's future 5G network. This is Cisco's first introduction of mobile device components on SD-WAN.


On February 26, 2019, Japanese online mall Rakuten unexpectedly announced that, thanks to the hardware and software of tech giants Cisco and Nokia, the company will launch its own mobile network.


On February 28, 2019, Cisco announced a network modernization project with Fastweb that will enhance the capabilities and performance of Fastweb fiber-based networks.


The project will put Italian operators in the right position to meet the growing demand for video broadband, corporate VPNs and future 5G traffic.


On March 4, 2019, Cisco and SoftBank partnered to deploy the world's first routed IPv6 (SRv6).


With the expectation of the coming 5G era, Cisco has been helping SoftBank deploy a SRv6 network across the country to build a future network architecture that is highly scalable, has higher reliability and flexibility And agility, while helping to reduce capital expenditures and operating costs.


On March 6, 2019, Cisco and the Telenor Group announced that they will expand joint innovations in the areas of network security, cloud computing and digital workplaces, and will explore 5G's Open Virtual Run (vRAN) solutions.


Cisco is also working on WiFi 6. Gordon Thomson, Cisco's vice president of corporate network sales, said the new technology will debut for later this year. Gordon Thomson said Cisco is one of the largest providers of such access points to businesses, and the company is offering new WiFi 6 access devices, a core switch that will better direct traffic and is working with Companies such as Samsung Electronics work together to ensure that roaming between mobile phones and WiFi can be seamlessly connected.


Cisco estimates that 50% of Internet data traffic is transmitted over WiFi. Mobile phones need to be able to seamlessly switch between cellular networks and WiFi, and wireless access points will become even more important.