As is often discussed, mobile data and demand for high-bandwidth mobile applications is exploding. Additionally, the business and technical landscape is changing dramatically – expanding competition, shift in revenue streams, next gen broadband technology deployments, move to all-IP architecture. These forces require mobile operators to build networks in new, “smarter” ways in order to address profitability.
This topic was addressed by Ash Dahod, Cisco SVP/GM of the Mobile Internet Technology Group, at 4G World – check out this video.
Introduced at 4G world is the new Traffic Packet Optimization service. This service is part of the Cisco ASR 5000 Series’ In-line services capability. The ASR 5000 is a proven mobile multimedia gateway platform that is increasing the intelligence in the mobile network, and it is one of the highest performing and most reliable and flexible packet core solutions on the market today. With integrated deep packet inspection (DPI) capabilities, the ASR 5000 provides operators with a critical tool to better manage network traffic and enhance service delivery opportunities.