Cable operators. Mobile operators. Fixed-line service providers. MSOs. It doesn’t make any difference . . . Operators of all types are showing strong confidence in Cisco’s service provider routing platforms.
The most recent examples are Portuguese cable operator ZON Multimedia and Mobile TeleSystems in Russia.
ZON Multimedia has deployed the Cisco CGv6 to handle the transition of its Carrier Ethernet network to IPv6. ZON has worked closely with Cisco to drive activation of IPv6 features in its access, aggregation and Internet peering networks to implement a transparent, end-to-end IPv6 infrastructure.
ZON’s infrastructure is based on a Cisco IP NGN architecture using the Cisco ASR 9000 edge routing system as a point of convergence for all CMTS equipments such as the Cisco uBR10000 CMTS (Cable Modem Termination System) loaded with the latest-generation line cards.
Mobile TeleSystems (MTS), the leading telecommunications service provider in Russia and other CIS countries, has deployed the Cisco CRS-3 core routing platform to provide its rapidly growing audience of subscribers with high-quality Internet access despite the growing shortage of IPv4 addresses.
The Cisco carrier-grade Network Address Translation (NAT) solution deployed by MTS makes it possible to connect new users by offering one address to several subscribers. The capability to extend the system to 80 million address translations will enable MTS to centralize Internet access for several regional mobile and fixed networks. In the initial phase, Cisco NAT has been installed in Siberia. In future this technology will be implemented in all other regional subsidiaries across the country.
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Momentum continues to increase for Cisco’s ASR 9000 edge routing system and Carrier Routing System (CRS) core routing platform.
Recently, of course, Cisco announced major advancements to the ASR 9000. These will dramatically increase capabilities at the network edge and make it simpler for service providers to architect the next generation of the Internet to be more visual, mobile and virtual.
In addition, Cisco has announced quite a number of ASR 9000 customers throughout the world:
In regard to the CRS, Cisco released figures showing significant momentum for the market-leading CRS-3, as well as announcing additional capabilities for the platform. In less than a year since the product was launched, Cisco shipped CRS-3 units to more than 80 global service providers in more than 30 countries. Since 2004, Cisco CRS units have been shipped to more than 450 service providers in more than 80 countries.
There have also been several public announcements of customer deployments for the CRS platform:
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Cisco continues on the MOVE.
At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Cisco introduced MOVE (monetization, optimization, Videoscape experience) solutions that help service providers monetize and optimize mobile video.
Cisco MOVE is a strategic framework of solutions that include Cisco Mobile Videoscape™, Cisco Service Provider Wi-Fi and Cisco Adaptive Intelligent Routing (AIR). Cisco MOVE is the next phase of Cisco's service provider mobility strategy, which enables service providers to better monetize and optimize their networks, while delivering personalized mobile services across wired and wireless networks.
In the larger view, Cisco MOVE solutions are designed to address the increasing volume of mobile data traffic -- particularly video. According to the recently released Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2010 to 2015, two-thirds of the world's mobile data traffic will be video by 2015. Mobile video traffic is projected to more than double every year between 2010 and 2015.
- Cisco Mobile Videoscape enables mobile operators to deliver enhanced mobile video experiences to customers through new technology on the Cisco ASR 5000 and Cisco Unified Computing System™ platforms. These platforms link the mobile network to the larger video distribution network enabled by the Cisco Content Delivery Network capabilities of Cisco Videoscape. The solution also utilizes the capabilities of the new Cisco Videoscape Media Suite to offer efficient and cost-effective content management across multiple screens.
- Cisco’s Service Provider Wi-Fi Solution is a carrier-grade solution allows service providers to efficiently utilize Wi-Fi for mobile data offload. Cisco SP WiFi with the Cisco Next Generation Hotspot technology provides standardized, seamless, highly-secure authentication enabling roaming and delivering a host of new services and mobile experiences.
- Cisco Adaptive Intelligent Routing (AIR) lowers the cost of mobile data traffic by providing service intelligence throughout the network. Extending across the Cisco ASR 1000, Cisco ASR 5000 and Cisco ASR 9000 platforms, Cisco AIR distributes and shares network and customer intelligence broadly to interact and communicate on individual traffic types, and to optimize traffic routing and handling for the best service experience at the lowest cost.
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