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Cisco confirms that its small cell boss, the VP and GM of the service provider group, has left the company.

Cisco's Small Cell Boss Is Gone

Dan Jones
4/4/2014
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Cisco's small cell boss and general manager of the service provider access group has left the company, Light Reading has learned.

"Partho Mishra elected to seek a new opportunity outside of Cisco," a company spokesman confirmed to us. "Mike Iandolo, vice president and general manager, assumed responsibility for the Small Cell Technology Group in addition to his existing responsibilities for the Mobile Internet Technology Group."

Mishra is still listed as vice president and general manager at the service provider access group on his LinkedIn profile. He had held that role since 2010.

Industry sources tell Light Reading that Mishra was out at Cisco around the time of the Mobile World Congress show in February. The company is said to be frustrated at the slow development of its small cell product line after it bought out Ubiquisys in April 2013. (See Cisco: Multimode Small Cells Coming Early 2014.)

Mishra told Light Reading in July last year that Cisco would have multi-mode 3G, 4G, and LTE small cells out early in 2014. Keith Day, new director of service provider marketing mobility at Cisco, told Light Reading recently that the firm will have enterprise multi-mode small cells sometime in 2014. (See Cisco Small Cell Marketing Leader Leaves.)

The Cisco group has seen a couple of departures recently. Jared Headley, former job of senior director of service provider mobility marketing at Cisco, left in December last year.

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

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MordyK
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MordyK,
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4/7/2014 | 4:43:20 PM
Re: Freescale bought MindSpeed's small cell assets
They have some very interesting asstes to leverage for a concerted push.
DanJones
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DanJones,
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4/7/2014 | 4:40:49 PM
Re: Freescale bought MindSpeed's small cell assets
From what I've been hearing recently expect Intel to start pushing their small cell story more soon, its one of the areas in mobile where they have the opportunity to catch/match Qualcomm.
MordyK
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MordyK,
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4/7/2014 | 4:31:27 PM
Re: Freescale bought MindSpeed's small cell assets
actually they bought a different unit. Intel bought the for PicoChips small cell assets
MordyK
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MordyK,
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4/7/2014 | 4:27:23 PM
Re: Everyone was duped
IMHO small cells need a new business model to deploy, as they create an entirely new cost and deployment structure with very little being done to offset those added outlays. A new business model approach needs to think of new ways to subsidize these networks so that they are cost neutral in thier host networks, and that is where I see the failure of the small cell vendor community.
Svonkie
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Svonkie,
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4/7/2014 | 3:57:12 PM
Freescale bought MindSpeed's small cell assets
I wonder if that has anything to do with it.
llang629
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llang629,
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4/7/2014 | 2:34:00 PM
Who's the customer?
An underestimated challenge is the small-cell market is identifying the actual customer.  You might want to sell them to the carriers, but enterprises are suspicious about connecting them to their internal networks.  Or you might want to sell them to the enterprise, but the carriers controls the relevant spectrum.  This dilemma forces the small-cell vendor to craft a proposition valued by both the carrier and the enterprise, without show-stopper objections to either.  Not an easy balance to find.
DOShea
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DOShea,
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4/6/2014 | 9:36:48 PM
Re: Everyone was duped
The small cell market is maybe ripe for criticism at this point, but this reads more like a very particular case at Cisco.
kq4ym
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kq4ym,
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4/6/2014 | 6:53:16 PM
Re: Everyone was duped
Small cells are going to take a while to be super profitable, if they ever will be of course. But, one exec is not going to make any difference in Cisco's bottom line. It's just move on for a better opportunity, not necessarily an indication of a failure of a division.
mendyk
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4/6/2014 | 10:14:17 AM
Re: Everyone was duped
I agree that it's too early to completely dismiss small cells, but there has to be more on the table than advertising revenue to make this happen.
chuckj
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4/6/2014 | 8:28:11 AM
Re: Everyone was duped
The obituary of small cells is not yet written. Give it its own spectrum and it will fly. Imagine a wireless network that is sustained by the advertisers and free to consumers.
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