Demand for managed services continues to show strong growth, with small businesses - those with fewer than 100 employees - expected to make up more than half of this market opportunity. These companies may have complex IT needs, but generally don't have the technical staff or expertise needed to keep up. They look to service providers for a flexible infrastructure and simplified management, along with better quality and reliability than they can achieve in-house. To meet this opportunity, service providers are transforming their networks using services-ready platforms to deliver an array of profitable IP-based communications services.
Cisco SRP500 Series Services Ready Platforms are flexible, cost-effective fixed-configuration access routers, designed specifically to meet the needs of small business customers. Embedded intelligence enables service providers to create, provision, and deploy premium revenue-generating services - such as high-quality IP voice, data, security, and wireless - to customers on an as-needed basis. These platforms will help enable service providers to deliver differentiated, converged service offers that increase bandwidth usage and average revenue per user while reducing customer churn.