European, Russian Service Providers Put Confidence in Cisco Routing Platforms
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.