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November 7, 2011

PLDT deploys Cisco router technologies for next-generation Internet

Handle the multidirectional traffic of network and data centre cloud interactions

By CBR Staff Writer

Telecommunications provider Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) has deployed Cisco’s router technologies as a platform for PLDT ‘s Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN).

With this implementation, for fixed and mobile networks customers can achieve high bandwidth and mobile networks that support video and collaboration by providing enhanced network capacity, high resiliency and robust IPV6 support.

To handle the multidirectional traffic of network and data centre cloud interactions, PLDT has deployed Cisco CRS-3 and ASR 9000 Series routers.

The Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System is designed to set the pace for the growth of video transmission, mobile devices and new online services and to transform the broadband communication and entertainment industry, claims Cisco.

It added that the new system accelerates the delivery of compelling new experiences for consumers, new revenue opportunities for service providers, and new ways to collaborate in the workplace.

The Cisco ASR 9000 Series platform is designed to deliver a per-slot capacity of 400 gigabits per second along with rich-service capabilities, while minimising power consumption and it provides up to 96 terabits (Tbps) per system.

Through this collaboration with Cisco, PLDT and Smart can optimise operations, reduce expenses, and improve scalability and flexibility to deliver next-generation Internet experiences across all devices and locations in the Philippines.

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PLDT president and CEO Napoleon Nazareno said PLDT is now equipped for the growth of IP-connected devices used in consumer, business, mobile and machine-to-machine environments using the Cisco CRS-3 and ASR 9000 Series core routing systems.

"From Internet Protocol television to telepresence, PLDT will be able to address the anticipated growth in Internet traffic brought about by the surge of Internet-based video services," said Nazareno.

Cisco Philippines country manager Stephen Misa said Cisco is entering the age of the next-generation Internet and are confident that PLDT and Smart will deliver an exciting, new array of video, mobile, data center and cloud services.

"This collaboration will lay the foundation for one of the most intelligent and advanced broadband network, and we would like to congratulate PLDT and Smart for raising the bar of telecommunications service in the Philippines," said Misa.

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