LG U+ trials Cisco mobile Internet solutions for voice-over-LTE in Korea

By Telecom Lead Team: Cisco announced that LG U+, a
mobile service provider in Korea, will trial two Cisco mobile Internet solutions
to deliver voice, video and messaging services to 4G LTE customers.

Recently, Cisco announced that it will be looking at LTE
deals in India as well.

The Cisco V2oLTE (Voice and Video over Long-Term
Evolution) solution, based on the Cisco ASR 5000 Series multimedia core
platform, will help LG U+ address the performance challenge of carrying voice
traffic over LTE.

“We are proud to be a part of LG U+’s efforts to
improve its IP IMS network for the benefit of its customers. We look forward to
working with LG U+ over the coming months to develop and deploy these
innovative Cisco Mobile Internet solutions,” said Kelly Ahuja, senior vice
president and general manager, Mobile Internet Technology Group, Cisco.

Cisco provides a complete solution for V2oLTE that includes
the industry’s highest-performing Call Session Control Function, unique
deployment flexibility and a comprehensive application layer portfolio.

LG U+ is experiencing rapid growth in 4G LTE devices. As
LG U+ approaches millions of LTE customers, it needed a high-performance
solution to manage the resulting growth in signaling traffic.

With its scalability and reliability, the Cisco ASR 5000
Series provides LG U+ with a cost-effective increase in performance and
capacity without adding a large amount of additional equipment.

The Cisco ASR 5000 Series provides significant cost
savings for LG U+, as it reduces the number of Call Session Control Function
nodes in the network, a central component to signaling and control within the LG
U+’s IP IMS network. In addition, the Cisco ASR 5000 Series has the
control-plane capacity to handle message floods during mass registration events
and increasing amount of control traffic that is occurring as smart devices and
applications proliferate.

According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI)
mobile data traffic in Korea will grow eightfold from 2011 to 2016, a compound
annual growth rate of 50 percent. Overall, in Korea, mobile data traffic is
expected to grow two times as fast as fixed IP traffic from 2011 to 2016. This
rapid growth raises the demand for high-quality mobile broadband networks.

“LG U+ has always prided itself on the quality of
its voice services, and we expect to provide the same level of quality to our
4G LTE customers. We expect the Cisco V2oLTE solution will help enable us
deliver the highest levels of performance, quality and reliability to our
customers — anytime, anywhere,” said Chang Woo Lee, senior vice
president, Network Operations, LG U+.

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