Cisco to supply ASR 5000 evolved packet core to Orange Slovakia for LTE network

Telecom service provider Orange Slovakia has selected Cisco ASR 5000 Series elastic evolved packet core for its LTE network.

Cisco ASR 5000 Series enables Orange Slovakia to multiply its network capacity with minimal incremental investment and match user experience with wireline connections.

Orange Slovakia, which has 2.78 million mobile customers and 189,000 fixed-line Internet and digital TV users, is planning to cover 24 cities with its 4G network by the end of 2014, representing nearly one third of the population of Slovakia.


Eric Maintenay, deputy CTIO, Orange Slovakia, said: “25 percent of the Slovak population can use 4G network in 13 Slovak towns. By the end of the year, Orange will make its new 4G network available in 24 towns and thus cover almost 30 percent of the population.”

According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index, the growth rate of mobile data traffic will be above the global average with a 13-fold increase in Central and Eastern Europe. 4G traffic is expected to account for 29 percent of total mobile data traffic in the region by 2018, compared with 3 percent at the end of 2013.

The network elasticity of the Cisco solution will allow Orange Slovakia to transform its architecture and migrate mobile data traffic from existing 2G and 3G networks.

With this new implementation, Orange Slovakia can prepare for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Everything (IoE).

The Cisco ASR 5000 Series is designed for carrier-grade SDN and NfV to meet the demands of the mobile Internet.

Baburajan K