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Validation of Cisco IP Next Generation Mobile Network

The mobile communications market is in a great state of transition.

Mobile operators’ are addressing a variety of new opportunities and challenges that are impacting their business architecture. To take advantage of the business opportunities and address the challenges requires a technical architecture that delivers high performance, high intelligence and high availability.

Cisco recently accepted a challenge from Light Reading and testing firm EANTC to submit to an independent, public test of a complete network capable of supporting all generations of mobile network technologies, while delivering the capabilities and attributes that are required in this evolving market.

Light Reading and EANTC test Cisco's next-gen Mobile NetworkThe second of the two part series Testing Cisco’s Mobile Core, Data Center & Business Services was posted last week by Light Reading.

The test looked at our comprehensive IP next-generation mobile network, including mobile backhaul, which encompassed solutions from cell sites to the mobile service nodes; the network core, which looked at connections among service functions and to the Internet; and the “mobile core” or in other words, the intelligent packet gateways.

As a vendor, it is critical that we work with our mobile service provider customers to address their business and technical requirements in a manner that will allow them to succeed in today’s changing market. Having a 3rd party like EANTC validate our solution capabilities provides additional assurance that we can deliver the architecture required for the mobile broadband tidal wave.

If you missed the first report, you can find it on the Light Reading web site: Testing Cisco’s Next-Gen Mobile Network

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