Vishant Vora, director – Technology, Vodafone India

Vishant Vora, director – Technology, Vodafone India, on Monday said that the telecom operator is investing in technology and getting IP-fication of its backhaul networks done.

The investment in IP is aimed at further enhancing customers’ experience. Vodafone India has around 150 million customers.

IP enables telecom service providers to accelerate deployments, manage network resources, deliver full-service offerings, enhance average revenue per user, and deliver rich experience to consumers.

“Vodafone has always been a pioneer when it comes to enabling customers to enjoy a superior connectivity experience. With the growing market dynamics and radical changes in consumer behavior, there is a need to anticipate market requirements and act now to stay competitive and provide better services to our customers,” said Vishant Vora, director – Technology, Vodafone India.

The telecom operator will deploy Cisco’s networking solutions for its Internet Protocol (IP)-based architecture.

Earlier, Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast 2012-2017 said that India will have the highest IP traffic growth rate with 44 percent CAGR from 2012 – 2017. Second is Indonesia with 42 percent CAGR and third is South Africa with 31 percent CAGR over the forecast period.

Vodafone will benefit from Cisco’s multiservice convergence platform as it can serve residential, business and mobile customers with a single network infrastructure, lowering its capital and operating costs.

In addition, the telecom major will also deliver new data services at faster mobile broadband speeds to its customers.

Cisco’s IP business update

Sanjay Rohatgi, managing director, Service Provider Sales, India and SAARC, Cisco, said: “IP is the key to providing highly secure, scalable, value-added services, and Cisco is well positioned to deliver IP broadband solutions over DSL, cable, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and other broadband architectures.”

In 2012, Alcatel-Lucent said it would provide its IP portfolio, including 7750 Service Router and 5620 Service Aware Manager to BT Ireland. BT Ireland has selected Alcatel-Lucent’s IP portfolio to strengthen its IP Connect Ireland service as part of its extensive network infrastructure in Ireland.


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