Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom tap Cisco Ultra Services Platform

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Networking major Cisco – at Mobile World Congress (MWC 2016) said Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom of South Korea are using Cisco Ultra Services Platform.

Deutsche Telekom is using the Cisco solution for creating a multi-country mobile cloud.

SK Telecom is automating new service creation in minutes versus days, and bringing network control to one place.

Cisco Ultra mobile services platform that helps mobile operators launch and deploy new services faster and more efficiently.

Benefits of Cisco Ultra Services Platform

Cisco Ultra Services Platform is designed to apply software-defined networking (SDN) network to separate control and user plane functionality. User plane functionality can be distributed close to the radio access network, allowing data to shortcut to the Internet. This can help save up to 35 percent of backhaul costs.

Telecom can centralize service creation and control, allowing telecom network operators to be more agile using Cisco Ultra Services Platform.

In its first release, the system is tested to over two terabytes per second of traffic handling capacity, and over 20 million connections.

Cisco Ultra Services Platform automates the deployment of services through an easy to use user interface. Deployment intervals can be reduced from months to minutes, and deployment costs can be reduced by 30 percent or more.

In addition, Cisco Ultra Services Platform reduces total cost of ownership up to 30 to 35 percent.

Ultra makes 5G capabilities like control and user plane separation (CUPS) and network slicing available today. Operators can take advantage of these features without having to wait for end-to-end 5G.

Franz Seiser, vice president Core Network and Services, Deutsche Telekom, said: “We have proven that our distributed approach based on SDN and NFV within our Network-optimized Infrastructure Cloud gives us the flexibility and scale needed to enhance our customers’ digital experience to a much higher level.”

Park Jin-hyo, head of Network Technology R&D Center at SK Telecom, said: “SDN helps our network keep up with the growing demands as customers digitize. Cisco’s approach of integrating SDN into the mobile services core will enable our customers to be served better with exactly what they want, when they want it.”

Kelly Ahuja, senior vice president, Service Provider business, products and solutions, Cisco, said: “We are able to deliver a transformational customer experience today, while preparing the industry path to 5G.”

Baburajan K
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