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Vodafone India to deploy Cisco’s as IP networking solutions

Cisco on Tuesday announced that telecommunications service provider Vodafone India will be deploying its end-to-end networking solutions to evolve to a complete Internet Protocol (IP)-based architecture in India.

Cisco on Tuesday announced that telecommunications service provider Vodafone India will be deploying its end-to-end networking solutions to evolve to a complete Internet Protocol (IP)-based architecture in India.

Cisco solutions will provide Vodafone with a multiservice convergence platform to serve Vodafone’s residential, business and mobile customers with a single network infrastructure, thereby lowering its “capital and operating costs”, the company said in a statement. Vodafone will also be able to deliver newer data services at faster mobile broadband speeds to its customers, enhancing their experience, the company claimed.

“Traditional networks cannot to scale up to address the flexibility required by new consumer entertainment and communications services, making it imperative for service providers to upgrade to a IP network infrastructure. As noted in the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2012-2017), there will be 2 billion networked devices in India by 2017, up from 1 billion in 2012, and mobile data traffic is expected to grow 60-fold from 2012 to 2017,” Cisco said.

Vishant Vora, director Technology, Vodafone India, said, “Vodafone has always been a pioneer when it comes to enabling customers to enjoy a superior connectivity experience. With the growing market dynamics and radical changes in consumer behavior, there is a need to anticipate market requirements and act now to stay competitive and provide best-in-class services to our customers. We are investing in technology and getting IP-fication of our backhaul networks done. It will further enhance our customers’ experience. We look forward to working with Cisco, as it has extensive hands-on experience in many markets and the most comprehensive portfolio of broadband solutions in the industry.”

Sanjay Rohatgi, managing director, Service Provider Sales, India and SAARC, Cisco, said that IP is the key to providing highly secure, scalable, value-added services, and Cisco is well-positioned to deliver IP broadband solutions over DSL, cable, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and other broadband architectures. This enables our service provider customers to accelerate deployments, manage network resources, deliver full-service offerings, enhance average revenue per user, and deliver rich experience to consumers.

By CIO staff

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