Japan's Major Mobile Operator Chooses Cisco Elastic Evolved Packet Core to Enable Innovative Mobile Internet Services
SAN JOSE, Calif., – Feb. 25, 2013 – Cisco announced today that KDDI Corp., Japan’s leading telecommunications service provider, has chosen the Cisco® ASR 5500 mobile multimedia core platform as a core element of its mobile Internet network. The Cisco ASR 5500 will be a foundational element for KDDI’s 4G long-term evolution (LTE) network, where it delivers higher bandwidth and greater intelligence for faster mobile Internet services and enhanced user experiences.
Cisco and KDDI share a vision where mobility presents business opportunities involving the connection of new devices, data and things. An intelligent software-driven architecture is what will expedite delivery of innovative KDDI mobile Internet services for people and organizations.
- According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update (2012 to 2017), mobile data traffic in Japan will grow 14-fold, a compound annual growth rate of 71 percent. It will reach an annual run rate of 1.8 exabytes in 2017. Japan generates 16 percent of the world’s total mobile data traffic with only two percent of Internet-enabled devices.
- New mobile devices are emerging every day, from tablets and smartphones to smart cars, introducing new applications and services, as well as widely varying traffic patterns. The Cisco ASR 5500 provides intra-chassis virtualization capable of allocating resources on-demand across transactions, throughput and sessions over heterogeneous networks to support multiple control and bearer functions and services, such as policy charging and rules function (PCRF) and deep packet inspection (DPI), with high-reliability and high-availability.
- The Cisco ASR 5500 is a robust, multimedia services platform that brings a new level of network and customer intelligence coupled with the ability to provide dynamic quality of service, policy control and contextual analytics to the mobile network. Such intelligence is critical to delivering real-time, personalized mobile services and monetizing the network.
- Toshihiko Yumoto, vice president and general manager, Network Technical Development Division, KDDI Corp.
“Cisco is an important enabler for KDDI au mobile service as we share the same vision when it comes to delivering high-quality, advanced mobile Internet services, whether it is over 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi network. Our recent decision to use Cisco as our mobile packet core provider will help enable us to deliver an improved level of service intelligence and performance to customers across Japan, namely our new au 3G and 4G LTE services.”
- Kelly Ahuja, senior vice president and general manager, Service Provider Mobility Group, Cisco
“Through the leading technology and services of the Cisco ASR 5500, we are uniquely offers service providers the opportunity to keep up with this surging demands from their customers in the ‘new normal’ and also to enable their ability to grow profitability. All this is designed to help service providers offer new differentiated services and to maximize the return on their existing investments. We are delighted to collaborate with KDDI to quickly and efficiently launch new, advanced mobile 4G LTE services that will benefit them and their customers.”
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