Cisco announced that Polish Telecom, Poland’s
telecommunications provider, has selected Cisco Carrier Ethernet solutions for
its Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network to meet the growing demand for
video, mobile and cloud computing services.
This will provide the network infrastructure foundation
for TP Group to deliver new revenue opportunities from hosted voice, video streaming,
collaboration and premium cloud computing services (XaaS) while meeting its
business objectives of reducing and optimizing total cost of ownership over the
next five years.
Integral to supporting growth will be the deployment of
the Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System and Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation
Services Routers for enhanced capacity, high resiliency and robust IPv6
TP Group is Poland’s leading telecommunications provider,
operating in all segments of the Polish telecom market, including fixed-line
voice, data, television and mobile networks. France Telecom is a major
shareholder of the group.
TP Group is building its core and edge networks with
Cisco’s full range of value proposition, including industry thought leadership
and the ability to migrate to new services along with professional services
Key to TP Group’s decision was the ability of the Cisco
CRS-3 and Cisco ASR 9000 Series solutions to serve Internet traffic on the
Internet Protocol / Multiprotocol Label Switching network. TP Group is
estimating that Internet traffic will increase at 40 percent yearly on its
The Cisco CRS-3, including the Cisco Network Positioning
System, is designed to enable TP Group to optimize its network resources,
reduce costs and provide a better application experience by integrating the IP
NGN infrastructure with cloud computing services. This helps the group to
develop cloud-based offerings for its business customers.
The Cisco ASR 9000 Series includes unique video
capabilities such as high-performance multicast, integrated content caching
using the Cisco Integrated Services Module, in-line video performance
monitoring, and zero-loss video transport technology.
The Cisco ASR 9000 and Cisco CRS-3 both utilize the
modular Cisco IOS XR Software operating system, simplifying network operations
while enabling comprehensive system redundancy and network resiliency.
“At TP Group, we were looking for a next-generation
technology solution that enables us to create new revenue opportunities,
including video and cloud services, whilst at the same time contributing to
optimizing capital utilization, minimizing operational expenses and
streamlining IT operations,” said Piotr Muszynski, vice president, TP Group
Cisco’s value proposition, including the company’s
latest technology innovations, services support and thought leadership have
helped us create a strong foundation for serving our customers way into the
future,” Muszynski added.
“Service providers around the globe see the need to
get prepared for the next Internet, including an increased demand for video,
and Polish Telecom is no exception. TP Group’s newly deployed infrastructure
provides the network foundation for delivering a new array of video, collaboration
and cloud computing services,” said Surya Panditi, senior vice president
and general manager, Core Routing Group, Cisco.
By Telecomlead.com Team