Service Provider

Business and technical sessions to help you increase competitiveness and simplify the way your customers purchase and deploy services.


Learn how you can transform your business, experiences and architecture to capitalize on the estimated $2T digitization opportunity over the next decade. The Service Provider track provides the latest in cutting edge technology around Service Provider Networking, Mobility, Video, and MPLS technologies.

Who Should Attend

Cisco Live’s Service Provider program is designed to help engineers and technical leaders to expand their knowledge of market dynamics, solutions that can help you do things faster at a reduced cost and the latest in product innovations. Hear first-hand from Cisco industry thought leaders and subject matter experts. The Service Provider program offers both business and technical sessions in a more intimate forum that encourages engagement. The program is suited for:

Service Provider Engineers and Business Managers

Service Provider Technical Individual Contributors

Service Provider Technical Decision Makers

Service Provider IT Managers

Service Provider Marketing and Product Management

What You Will Discover

At Cisco Live, the Service Provider Experience has been designed to help you gain:


  • Thought Leadership from industry experts on the future for service providers.
  • Learn Service Provider focused technical sessions including opportunities to meet with our engineers and resident experts
  • Experience innovative solutions that are transforming how service providers work. Visit the Cisco Campus in the World of Solutions to see Service Provider solutions in action.

Thought Leadership

Reimagining the Network: Web Scale in the Enterprise
Jonathan Davidson
SVP & General Manager, SP Networking, Cisco

Technology Track

Choose from over 150 breakout sessions, technical seminars, instructor-led labs or walk-in self-paced lab. The Service Provider track provides the latest in cutting edge technology around Service Provider Networking, Mobility, Video, and MPLS technologies.


Content in the Service Provider track is primarily focused around Segment Routing, Telemetry, Ethernet VPN (EVPN), Evolved Programmable Network (EPN), 5G Technology, SDN/NFV/NFVI, Virtual Mobile Packet Core, Cloud RAN, Automation, Optical technology enhancement, Policy, CDN and various video technologies.


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Learning Paths

You can pick and choose from sessions in multiple tracks or use the recommended learning paths below to focus on the specific Service Provider area that matter most to you.


Top Service Provider Sessions

Please Note: To attend any of the following sessions they must be scheduled in the Session Catalog.

Must Attend Sessions

Two- and four-hour labs and seminars specific to  the Service Provider help you increase competitiveness and simplify the way your customers purchase and deploy services. Labs and Technical Seminars offer in-depth learning opportunities in an interactive environment.

IOS-XR Cloud-Scale: Hands-on Lab
Day/Time: Tuesday, June 27, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
On a 5 point rating, this lab recently received 5 points at Cisco Live Berlin!

NFV Hands-on Deployment Lab
Day/Time: Thursday, June 29, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
On a 5 star rating, this lab recently received 4.54 points at Cisco Live Berlin!

Implementing an NFV Platform for Orchestrating Cloud based Virtual Managed Services
Day/Time: Tuesday, June 27, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Advanced IPv6 Routing and Services Lab
Day/Time: Wednesday, June 28, 1:00 pm
On a 5 star rating, this lab recently received 4.56 points at Cisco Live Berlin!

Building and Implementing IP Fabric for LIVE broadcast production
Day/Time: Monday, June 26, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
On a 5 star rating, this lab recently received 4.8 points at Cisco Live Berlin!

Network Function Virtualization Seminar
Day/Time: Wednesday, June 28, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

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New Service Provider Sessions

New this year, we added content around One Video Delivery Technology, High Speed Optics, Next Gen IOS-XR, ACE and EPN to help you learn how to maximize the benefits of cutting edge service provider technologies.

IP+Optical and Multi-Layer Networking
Day/Time: Monday, June 26, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
This session will re-examine the technologies for IP+Optical integration and for building true Multi-Layer Networks, optical consideration factors, modulation schemes and more.

Working at Cloud Speed with the Next Generation IOS-XR
Day/Time: Monday, June 26, 1:30 – 3:00 pm
This session introduces the next generation IOS-XR software, specially designed to address the scalability and velocity of cloud environment.

One Video Delivery Technology to Rule Them All; Adaptive Bitrate Streaming
Day/Time: Tuesday, June 27, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
In this session, you’ll understand how superficially attractive it is to offer basic video services today, the types of trade-offs you’ll face as those services grow in complexity and what it takes to move towards an “IP better than broadcast” future.

High Speed Optics for Data Center Fabric & Optical Transport
Day/Time: Wednesday, June 28, 8:00 – 10:00 am
This session will provide an update on interface standards for 25, 50, 100, 400 Gbps and beyond as well as looking at infrastructure requirements to support emerging Data Center connectivity and transport applications.

SDN Agile Carrier Ethernet (ACE) and Evolved Programmable network (EPN) 5.0
Day/Time: Wednesday, June 28, 8:00 – 10:00 am
This session presentation will go through transport as well as service part of the network with focus on simplification, programability and service provisioning.

Meet with Experts

Schedule a 1:1 meeting to discuss your unique questions and challenges. We will have over 25 different Service Provider engineers on-site in Las Vegas.


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Visit the Cisco Campus in the World of Solutions where you can see Service Provider solutions in action.  Get hands-on with demos in our conferencing, desk and room experiences and meet with our partners in the Partner Village.


Learn how Service Providers can reduce costs, speed time to market, secure networks, and sustain profitable growth by using simplified, automated, and virtualized network platforms of the future.

Location: Cisco Campus



Hear from Cisco subject matter experts and partners during scheduled, focused presentations that complement what you’ll see and do in the Campus Data Center Zone.

An SD-WAN Success Story: Cisco + Verizon
Date/Time: Monday, June 26, 12:45 – 1:00 p.m.
Learn why Verizon chose this solution, how it will enable Verizon to offer, manage and deliver SD-WAN services to Enterprises.

Cisco Orchestrated Assurance Powered by Netrounds
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 28, 3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
A discussion of innovations to the Security product portfolio, specifically targeted at automation and integration of Next Gen IPS, Firewalls and Application Layer security solutions.



Cisco Live’s Walk-in Self-Paced (WISP) Labs give you one-of-a-kind hands-on experience on a variety of products and solutions from Cisco. You’ll have the chance to work through pre-designed scenarios that show you firsthand how these technologies can transform your business. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore full configurations and new features, so you can make informed recommendations on which solutions are right for your workplace. All WISP labs are available on a first come, first served basis. Just stop by the WISP area in the World of Solutions.

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