MWC 2023: Cisco showcases secure wireless experiences

Cisco announced several innovations, products and solutions for telecom operators and enterprise customers at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2023 in Barcelona.
Cisco MWC 2018 Barcelona


Cisco and T-Mobile announced plans to offer businesses Cisco Meraki’s 5G cellular gateways, the MG51 and MG51E, for fixed wireless access (FWA).

Cisco Meraki MG51 and MG51E cellular gateways introduce a 5G-powered , cloud-first way of doing wide area networking (WAN). T Mobile for Business customers will be able to take advantage of the cloud-native Cisco Meraki platform on 5G network. The T-Mobile managed service will offer a range of advanced capabilities based on the Cisco Meraki platform.

“This marks another significant achievement in how T-Mobile delivers to businesses the fastest and simplest way to scale 5G business internet anywhere,” said Mishka Dehghan, SVP, Strategy, Product, and Solutions Engineering, T-Mobile Business Group.

“Cisco and T-Mobile are helping customers across all industries realize how 5G wireless technology can transform their business,” said Masum Mir, Senior Vice President, Provider Mobility, Cisco Networking. “Together, we are leading the new era of 5G, helping businesses from small to large with simple, secure and reliable connectivity solutions that help them go fast and grow fast.”


STC is expanding the use of cloud at an accelerated pace to maintain its competitive edge, accelerate innovation and transform interactions with digital services.

“We have an opportunity with cloud-first approach to improve the economics of 5G & Cloud stacks to transform the way we are dealing with our network to create faster and more compelling experiences at scale,” said Anwar I. Alsubhi , Cloud infrastructure GM at STC.

“Our Telco Cloud solution will help accelerate the deployment of the next generation of secure, agile digital services. This will drive innovation around STC’s multivendor workload services and strengthen its digital transformation efforts,” said Adam MacHale Vice President, EMEA Service Provider, Cisco.


Cisco announced it is working with V.tal to increase the capacity of its fiber-optic neutral network in Brazil to accelerate the delivery of 5G services.

V.tal is the owner of the largest infrastructure in the country with 450 thousand kilometers of terrestrial optical fiber connecting more than 2,380 municipalities in Brazil. V.tal has 19 million homes passed available for the provision of Fiber to the Home (FTTH).

Cisco’s converged, automated transport architecture with Routed Optical Networking and Segment Routing will make the deployment and management of the fiber-optic network easier and more cost-efficient, as well as increase capacity for V.tal.

“At V.tal, we are committed to our neutral network strategy to expand beyond 20 million homes passed, accelerate the deployment of 5G, and deliver related service innovations for our customers throughout Brazil,” said Cicero Olivieri, Vice President of Engineering at V.tal.

“Our Routed Optical Network architecture provides the foundation that will serve them now and well into the future as IP+Optical integration continues its momentum,” said Bill Gartner, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cisco Optical Systems and Optics.


Telstra announced a new agreement with Cisco to deploy an enhanced CPaaS channel built on the Webex Connect platform to deliver better customer experience, while achieving more efficiency and lowering the cost of service.


Cisco is working with automobile major Mercedes-Benz to provide an optimal mobile office experience in new Mercedes-Benz E Class vehicles; Webex by Cisco will serve as the luxury sedan’s first collaboration application.


Cisco and Intel aim to collaborate in building Global 5G Innovation Centers to test 5G applications and use cases to help drive growth and adoption of 5G for business.


Cisco and NEC’s enhanced collaboration efforts include system integration solutions and potential opportunities for automation, 5G, and routed optical networking to meet increasing customer demands across the world. NEC’s new 5G radio, UNIVERGE 1200, is in the process of being qualified with Cisco Private 5G.


NTT and Cisco plan to work together to co-innovate and bring to market the technology and value-added services that will enable enterprise customers to deploy Private 5G across the Automotive, Logistics, Healthcare, Retail, and Government sectors.


Cisco and chipset major Qualcomm are combining efforts to simplify the automation, management, and orchestration of multi-vendor RAN systems to accelerate Private 5G benefits for enterprises.