Cisco adds Wi-Fi solution for telecoms to offer HD voice

Cisco has unveiled its Universal Wi-Fi solution for telecom service providers to offer HD voice services to their customers.

The Universal Wi-Fi solution features HDVX (high-definition voice experience) technology that enables Wi-Fi devices to operate as phones.

The Cisco solution will enable telecom service providers to offer a high-quality calling alternative to users, complementing cellular voice services.

“With HD voice experience, Wi-Fi becomes an integrated feature in the network. Service providers can now offer a superior-quality Voice over Wi-Fi experience to their customers,” said Suraj Shetty, vice president, Mobility Solutions, Service Provider Mobility Business Group, Cisco

The Cisco Universal Wi-Fi solution provides seamless and secure onboarding, ubiquitous coverage, elastic scale and rich-media services including HD VoWi-Fi (Voice over Wi-Fi).

The initiative is important for wireless carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, etc. since Wi-Fi and mobile-connected devices will generate 76 percent of all Internet traffic by 2018 against 59 percent in 2013.

Mobile users

Cisco Universal Wi-Fi solution provides pervasive coverage indoors and outdoors with a full portfolio of 802.11ac products, including the new Cisco Aironet 1570 and Cisco Aironet 1700 Series.

Since the Cisco Aironet 1570 and Cisco Aironet 1700 access points offer 1 Gbps plus speed, users can download Star Wars movie collection in under a minute or the Transformers movie in under eight seconds.

Cisco Aironet 1570, a long range outdoor 802.11ac access point, is a key component of the Cisco Universal Wi-Fi solution.

Jesus Perez, CTO, Telecable, said: “We are pleased with our deployment of the Cisco Aironet 1552 and are eager to introduce the Cisco Aironet 1570, which has many of the next-generation features on our roadmap, including high-performance 802.11ac and a 24×8 cable modem.”

Cisco Universal Wi-Fi is a fifth-generation solution including indoor and outdoor Cisco Aironet 802.11ac access points, Cisco 8500 Wireless Controller, Cisco ASR 1000 Series router for subscriber management, and Cisco ASR 5000 Series Small Cell Gateway for integration with the mobile packet core.

Baburajan K
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