How Cisco is assisting KDDI, NTT, Smartfren and Spark

Cisco announced the launch of new 5G software, hardware and flex business models for mobile operators.
Cisco at MWC 2018Cisco announced a Cloud Services Stack for Mobility, Residential, and Content Delivery that will offer speed-to-market with virtualized 4G and 5G service creation. Its Cloud Services Stack for Content Delivery offers a revenue-sharing model for customers to onboard to cloud-native quickly and mitigate risks.

Cisco is launching new line cards for its Cisco ASR 9000 router series, more than tripling performance with high-density 400GbE ports.

Cisco is also introducing the Network Convergence System (NCS) 5700 router featuring four times higher performance with high-density 400GbE ports line cards.

Cisco also added new models to Cisco NCS 540 series router to enable support for packet-based fronthaul architectures for open vRAN, offering operational simplicity from the core to the access network.

Cisco, in association with KDDI, has completed a PoC to build a 5G standalone network for KDDI; strengthening KDDI’s 5G business advantage to drive new revenue opportunities.

“Service creation is critical, and the mobile core is the service creation platform. One of the most important decisions to get right in 5G is the cloud-native core. We are helping KDDI to define its path to launch commercial 5G services in 2020,” Jonathan Davidson, senior vice president, Cisco Service Provider Business, said.

Cisco will assist NTT Docomo to accelerate its 5G business model transformation with converged, programmable, SDN architecture to expand its service offerings.

“We are co-creating 5G services by working closely with partners in various industries, and providing these services requires the provision of more flexible and reliable networks,” said Hiroshi Nakamura, executive vice president of R&D Innovation Division of Docomo.

PT Smartfren Telecom  is transforming its business with the Cisco Multicloud Architecture platform to prepare for future 5G opportunities in Indonesia

Spark New Zealand is deploying Cisco Ultra Traffic Optimization (CUTO) software to enhance the mobile experience at Rugby World Cup and to prepare its network for 5G.