Cisco ASR 5000 Series at the Heart of Fourth-Generation Network
PRAGUE, Czech Republic, May 16, 2013 – Cisco today announced that leading Czech telecommunications operator T-Mobile has chosen the Cisco® ASR 5000 Series to manage its mobile data traffic from the new LTE network, together with existing 2G and 3G networks. The ASR 5000 routing platform will help enable T-Mobile to optimise video transmissions and offer customers a broader range of multimedia services. The solution will be implemented this year.
With one unified platform providing oversight and management of all network traffic, the operator will be able to not only enhance network speed and connectivity, but also offer innovative services that enrich the end-user experience and, in turn, enable T-Mobile to further monetize its network.
The Cisco ASR 5000 Series is purpose-built for the complexities of the mobile network. It is a robust multimedia services platform that brings a new level of network and customer intelligence that is critical for delivering real-time, personalized mobile services. By combining multiple functions into a single carrier-class platform like the Cisco ASR 5000 Series, T-Mobile can reduce signaling overhead, distribute session management, and take full advantage of the network's control and user plane capabilities. As network demand grows, the Cisco Next-Generation Network architecture and ASR 5000 will help enable T-Mobile to multiply network capacity.
According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2012 to 2017, the volume of mobile data traffic will increase 13 times during the next five years and will reach a total annual volume of 134 exabytes in 2017. This growth will be caused by, amongst other factors, the expected rapid increase in the number of mobile connected devices, of which there should be more than 10 billion by 2017. According to the same study, by 2017, 66 percent of all mobile traffic will be video. All this leads to an increased demand for mobile operators to provide fast internet connections.
- Vlado Klein, chief technology officer, T-Mobile Czech Republic
"T-Mobile chose the Cisco ASR 5000 because of its high reliability and quality, which are absolutely necessary and essential for our network. The solution also helps ensure sufficient capacity to provide the fastest mobile Internet to our customers now and in the future.”
- Jim Scott, managing director, Mobility Vertical, Cisco Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia (EMEAR)
“Demand for mobile services, such as video and location-based apps, will drive revenue growth opportunities for service providers in the Czech Republic and throughout the EMEAR region. Cisco has focused its innovation and investment on helping customers like T-Mobile deliver capacity, coverage and value-added services and we’re looking forward to working with T-Mobile to bring new LTE-enabled services to the Czech Republic.”
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About T-Mobile Czech Republic
T-Mobile Czech Republic has been operating in the Czech market since 1996. As of 31 December 2012, nearly 5.5 million customers were using T-Mobile’s mobile services; T-Mobile thus remains the number one operator in the Czech mobile market. T-Mobile is an integrated operator: in addition to mobile and fixed-line telecommunications services, it offers ICT and T-Mobile TV satellite television services.
T-Mobile has long focused on the quality of its services. Independent tests have repeatedly confirmed that T-Mobile is the quality leader in 2G and 3G (UMTS FDD) data services, as well as in GSM voice services.
Since its establishment, the company has placed emphasis on excellent customer service and proper conduct towards business partners, employees and the environment. T-Mobile has received, among other awards, Employer of the Year, Employer of the Decade, Company of the Year: Equal Opportunities, and the VIA Bona award for the involvement of its employees in philanthropic and volunteer activities. In 2012, the magazine World Finance named T-Mobile Czech Republic the Best Wireless Telecoms Provider in Eastern Europe.
T-Mobile is a member of the international telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom. Thanks to the group’s international presence, customers can count on the worldwide availability of their favourite services and enjoy uniform, favourable prices of calls when abroad.
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