Cisco mobile internet solutions enable Bell Mobility 4G LTE services

Cisco announced that Bell Mobility has
selected the Cisco ASR 5000 Series Mobile multimedia core platform to offer 4G
and LTE mobile services in its next-generation wireless network.

The Cisco ASR 5000 Series will form the
foundation of the packet core for Bell Mobility’s LTE network, delivering
higher bandwidth and greater intelligence for faster mobile Internet services
and improved user experiences.

The Cisco ASR 5000 Series is purpose-built
for the complexities of the mobile network. It is multimedia services platform
that brings a new level of network and customer intelligence to the mobile
network. Such intelligence is critical to delivering real-time, personalized
mobile services.

The Cisco Mobility Management Entity (MME), a
key component of the Cisco ASR 5000 Series, is critical to the network function
of the 4G mobile core network, known as the evolved packet core (EPC). The
Cisco MME manages multiple back-end functions, including authentication,
paging, mobility with 3GPP, 2G and 3G nodes, roaming and other functions.

The Cisco Serving Gateway (SGW) and the
Cisco Packet Data Network Gateway (PGW) are two essential elements to Bell’s
LTE core network. The Cisco SGW provides superior throughput and processing,
while the Cisco PGW acts as policy enforcement, manages quality of service

By combining multiple functions into a
single, carrier-class platform, like the Cisco ASR 5000 Series, Bell can reduce
signaling overhead, distribute session management, and take full advantage of
the network’s control and user plane capabilities.

“LTE is the next step in ensuring Bell
continues to deliver the best network across Canada to consumer and business
customers. The Cisco ASR 5000 Series helps us provide a superior wireless
experience and offer new and unique mobile services now and in the
future,” said Stephen Howe, executive vice president and chief technology
officer at Bell.

According to Cisco Visual Networking Index
(VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2010 to 2015, two-thirds of the
world’s mobile data traffic will be video by 2015. Cisco predicts that by 2015
the number of network-connected devices will be more than 15 billion — twice
the world’s population — and the total amount of global mobile Internet
traffic will increase 26-fold, reaching 75 exabytes per year.

“With the Cisco ASR 5000 Series, Bell
has a market-leading packet core, built upon an intelligent platform that can
integrate multiple functions and is uniquely equipped to accelerate Bell’s
ability to meet customer needs and grow its business,” said Kelly Ahuja,
senior vice president, general manager, Service Provider Mobility, Cisco.

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