Next Communications improves network with Cisco



Next Communications, a Miami-based voice
and video provider, announced that it has deployed Cisco technology for its
internet protocol next generation network (IP NGN) solution to address present
and future consumer and business services needs.


Next Communications’ network supports the
scale and performance necessary for advanced video-based services, including
wholesale, high-definition video and audio-only collaboration services on wired
and wireless networks.


“Cisco technology provided us with the
capacity we need combined with an exceptional performance. But the real win for
us is the value point; very few can compete with our prices, and this solution
extends that advantage as we significantly scale capacity while keeping our
costs extremely low,” said Arik Meimoun, CEO of Next Communications.


The Cisco ASR 1000 provides Session Border
Controller capability to the NxtGn platform. The NxtGn communications platform
allows Next to support traffic in a single-rack footprint, and without the need
for a voice switch. Automated central network management with 24-hour traffic
and network monitoring allows Next Communications to grow traffic with minimal
incremental costs.


“Next Communications will be able to
deliver converged voice, video, and collaboration services across its advanced
network, which will help further its growth in both mature and emerging
markets,” said Sri Hosakote, vice president and general manager, Edge and
Aggregation Routing Business Unit, Cisco.


The deployment of ASR 9000 and ASR 1000 was
done after an extensive research, which was conducted by Next Communications
and its subsidiary, NxtGn to find out carrier-class routers that could meet
stringent cost and performance requirements amid rigorous tests across a
variety of voice and video applications.


Cisco nV (network virtualization)
technology, a key part of this solution, blends the network edge, aggregation
and access layers into a single Cisco ASR 9000 system for the next-generation
Internet to simplify operation, increase network capacity and accelerate IPv6


Last month, Cisco unveiled new solutions to help people collaborate effectively in the
post-PC era. Cisco unveiled the next generation of Cisco WebEx. From HD video
advancements and enhanced mobile capabilities that enable new ways to prepare,
meet and follow-up after a meeting, Cisco WebEx is helping to change the
meeting experience.


 By Team
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