Cisco wins more than 30 LTE deals including Bharti Airtel

Telecom Lead India: Networking major Cisco said that it has won
more than 30 LTE deals with live deployments. Bharti Airtel is one of the main
LTE customers in India.

Besides Bharti Airtel, Bell Canada and Verizon Wireless are some of the main LTE 4G customers.

Recently, Bharti Airtel, India’s number telecom operator,
rolled out TD-LTE services in Kolkata and Bangalore circles.

Companies such as Reliance Industries and Aircel are in the
process of rolling out TD-LTE services.

We are working with 4 telecom operators in India for their
3G business. When they move to LTE 4G, we hope to work with them for their roll
outs,” said Kelly Ahuja, senior vice president and general manager, Mobile
Internet Technology Group, Cisco.

America, Asia Pacific, Middle East are strong focus areas
for Cisco for spreading LTE business.

Cisco’s main service provider customers include Tata, KDDI,
SK Telecom, China Telecom, Verizon, AT&T, etc.

Cisco claims that its service provider business covers 1
billion subscribers footprint, while its small cell access points reach 13

Focus is growing on Internet of Things in the Asia Pacific
region. 50 percent of global mobile revenue will be in Asia Pacific by 2015. Telecom
operators are increasing data revenue. There is a significant growth in mobile
data. Operators need to know how to monetize data growth,” Ahuja added.

Recently, Cisco said worldwide mobile network traffic is expected
to increase nearly 19-fold between 2011 and 2016.

In line with its focus on service provider business, Cisco introduced Cisco
ASR 5500 platform.

By 2016, more people will access the Internet from mobile
devices than from desktops. Through the technology and services of the Cisco ASR
5000 Series and its newest member, the Cisco ASR 5500, Cisco offers
service providers the opportunity to keep up with this surging demand from
their customers.

The new Cisco ASR 5500 system extends
the Cisco ASR 5000 Series and delivers the agility and scale that
service providers need to meet the evolving mobile requirements of their

To power 3G, 4G, LTE and Wi-Fi mobile services, Cisco has
deployed the CiscoASR 5000 series with several leading global service
providers including Bharti and Verizon Wireless.

Jeff White, vice president, Service Provider segment, Asia
Pacific, Japan and Greater China, said service provider business contributes
majority revenue to Cisco in the Asia Pacific region. Mobility, video and
cloud are driving the revenue growth,” White added.

Service provider business is a strong focus area for Cisco
which spent around $5 billion in research and development. Out of the recent 7
acquisitions, 6 were in service provider area.

Baburajan K in Shanghai
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