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Feb 13 2010   5:46AM GMT

Cisco Unveils ASR 5000

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan

Cisco Systems announced the introduction of Cisco ASR 5000 mobile multimedia services solution. The addition of the ASR 5000 gives Cisco a comprehensive end-to-end Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture and offers mobile operators a platform specifically designed to accommodate the rapid growth of mobile Internet traffic and mobile multimedia applications.

This Cisco mobile Internet network architecture increases network and customer intelligence, offers world-class performance in each solution, and allows service providers to utilize Cisco networking expertise across any access, including 2G/3G/4G mobile network — from cell site to packet core to data center. With this new architecture, consumers will enjoy faster mobile Internet speeds and more seamless mobile multimedia experiences.

Primary Features

  • High performance across capacity, throughput, and transaction rate metrics
  • Integrated packet voice, data, and multimedia for service flexibility
  • High-touch deep packet inspection for enhanced charging and user understanding
  • Simple scalability with no function-specific cards
  • High reliability with session recovery and geographic redundancy

Major Innovations

  • Multiple functions supported in a single node
  • In-line Services for highly flexible service control and operational simplicity
  • Detailed protocol monitoring, debugging, and subscriber statistics

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