Cisco delivers IP NGN technology to TeliaSonera

OCTOBER 2, 2009 - The technology is expected to provide TeliaSonera customers with up to 100 Mbps symmetrical broadband, with the potential to increase to 1 Gbps.

OCTOBER 2, 2009 -- TeliaSonera, Sweden's largest telecommunications provider, is deploying a point-to-point fiber network based on Cisco IP Next-Generation Network (IP NGN). Cisco says the technology makes it possible to deliver symmetrical broadband services at up to 100 Mbps to homes and businesses.

The Cisco point-to-point FTTX system enables delivery of services such as multiroom IPTV and video-on-demand (VoD), high-definition video conferencing, and low-latency connectivity for data centers. The new network can scale to deliver symmetrical bandwidths up to 1 Gbps, providing a pathway for future service innovation.

"Triple play and TV have been huge successes for us, and we chose a point-to point fiber network that meets the rapidly increasing bandwidth demands of our customers," says Ove Alm, chief technology officer for TeliaSonera. "The Cisco solution not only gives us the ability to meet future demands but also provides us with the scope to bring differentiated services to market quickly, supported by a scalable, cost-efficient, high-quality network."

"Demand for video services is booming, and the traffic that crosses service providers' networks globally is expected to grow fivefold by 2013, with video accounting for more than 90% of the total," says Niels Furu, vice president, Nordics, Cisco Europe, citing the Cisco Visual Networking Index (June 2009). "Such rapid growth is pressuring service providers to upgrade their existing DSL networks to symmetrical, ultrahigh-speed, futureproof fiber access systems that provide uncontended access to medianets. TeliaSonera's FTTX evolution will allow it to deliver a variety of sophisticated on-demand services, helping it increase revenues and reduce operation costs. We look forward to working closely with TeliaSonera as its business and network grow."

TeliaSonera deployed the Cisco ME 3400 Series and Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Carrier Ethernet switches in its fiber network. The Cisco Carrier Ethernet portfolio also features support for video services (including video conferencing, IPTV, HDTV, and VoD) with minimal packet loss, delay and jitter. TeliaSonera already uses Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing Systems at the core of its IP NGN.

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