DRIVE TO 4G – CRS PLATFORM CONTINUES TO REPRESENT THE FOUNDATION OF NEXT-GENERATION INTERNET
So much of what we hear these days is 4G, Mobile Internet, LTE.
In other words, the future of communications.
And Cisco is right there. And so is Turkcell.
Turkcell, Turkey’s leading mobile operator, has deployed an IP next-generation network based on the Cisco CRS platform. Turkcell is using the CRS as a foundation for managing 3G traffic and build the foundation for 4G services and the next-generation mobile Internet in Turkey.
With the CRS as a fundamental pillar of the network, Turkcell recently tested enhanced mobile services with download speeds of up to 42.2 megabits per second, and it is planning to test 84 Mbps with HSPA+. Turkcell also tested 170 Mbps with Long-Term Evolution (LTE).
Enhancing the core with CRS enables Turkcell to launch value-added services such as mobile TV, video on demand (VoD) and media-rich applications, paving the way for future 4G services. It also enables the operator to migrate all services to an IP/MPLS core platform, which will increase service scalability and reliability.
BTW, in October 2009 Turkcell deployed a combined Cisco-Opennet solution to provide a flexible charging system for its general packet radio service (GPRS) mobile data network. This introduced intelligence into the network to enable real-time packet inspection, rating and billing of individual customers’ mobile data usage.