du selects Cisco mobile internet solutions to build 4G/LTE Network


Telecomlead Team:
Cisco announced that du, an integrated
telecommunications service provider in the UAE, is deploying a nationwide
mobile broadband network enabled by a Cisco mobile Internet solution.


du selected this solution to deliver highly secure,
high-speed 4G long-term evolution (LTE) mobile data services to its customers.


du will use the Cisco ASR 5000 Series as its mobile
Internet evolved packet core (EPC) platform to provide greater network
performance and intelligence.


“This deployment today extends on Cisco’s
long-standing collaboration with du and adds to the history of successes in the
UAE. The LTE network is a clear demonstration of du’s commitment to deliver the
best services to its customers,” said Fady Younes, client director, Cisco UAE.


The Cisco ASR 5000 Series is built for the complexities
of the mobile network that brings a new level of network and customer
intelligence to the mobile network. Such intelligence is critical to delivering
real-time, personalized mobile services.


“This new 4G LTE network ensures that du will
continue to deliver the most advanced, innovative mobile services to mobile
customers across the country,” said Hatem Bamatraf, executive vice president,
Network Development and Operations, du


The Cisco Mobility Management Entity (MME) is a key
component of the Cisco ASR 5000 Series and manages multiple back-end functions,
including authentication, paging, and mobility — with 3GPP, 2G and 3G nodes,
roaming and other functions.


The company said that the Cisco Serving Gateway (SGW) and
the Cisco Packet Data Network Gateway (PGW) are two essential elements to du’s
LTE core network.


du’s customers will also benefit from Cisco’s ASA 5585
firewall, ensuring highly secure mobile communications and transactions.


Cisco will also offer managed services to operate the
packet core network for the first year allowing du to speed new services to
market at lower cost and with high reliability, offering a lower total cost of
ownership and a greater return on investment.


Recently, Cisco
announced that Virgin Media, an entertainment and digital communications
company in the U.K., is deploying Cisco Quad, Cisco WebEx
and Cisco Unified Communications to its people.

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