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December 18, 2011

Next Communications deploys Cisco technology for enhanced networking

Supports the scale and performance necessary for advanced video-based services

By CBR Staff Writer

Miami-based voice and video provider Next Communications has deployed Cisco technology for its Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) offering to provide a strong foundation for meeting present and future consumer and business services requirements.

Next Communications’ enhanced 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.

Next Communications deploys Cisco ASR 9000 and 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers for 100GE port capacity and greater resiliency and these offerings are designed to help promote business growth, productivity and they accelerate team performance, protect investments, and simplify the process of finding the right people and information.

To simplify operation, increase network capacity and accelerate IPv6 services, Cisco nV (network virtualization) technology blends the network edge, aggregation and access layers into a single Cisco ASR 9000 system for the next-generation Internet.

Cisco ASR 9000 system offers up to 96 Tbps per system, along with rich-service capabilities, while maintaining a reduced carbon footprint, and it utilises the modular Cisco IOS XR software operating system to simplify network operations while enabling comprehensive system redundancy and network resiliency.

The Cisco ASR 1000 provides Session Border Controller capability to the NxtGn platform and the platform enables Next Communications to provision new customers or carriers in less than one hour at a significantly lower cost than alternative solutions.

In addition, the NxtGn communications platform allows Next to support all of its traffic in a compact, single-rack footprint, and without the need for a voice switch.

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Next Communications CEO Arik Meimoun said Cisco technology provided us with the capacity Next Communications 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 Meimoun.

Cisco Edge and Aggregation Routing Business Unit vice-president and general manager Sri Hosakote said Cisco is pleased that Next Communications has selected the Cisco ASR 9000 as a key foundational element of its next-generation network.

"Next Communications will now 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 Hosakote.

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