Companies have completed network verifications for the construction of LTE networks, says Cisco
Telecom and networking equipment manufacturer Cisco and netwrok technology company NEC have entered into a strategic relationship in the construction and sale of commercial long-term evolution (LTE) networks for Internet service providers (ISPs).
The companies will jointly provide the end-to-end equipment for building LTE or 4G networks for service providers, including NEC’s wireless network equipment (eNodeB), NEC’s mobile backhaul solutions and Cisco’s Mobile Internet network equipment ASR5000, said Cisco.
The company added that NEC and Cisco have completed network verifications in preparation for the construction of LTE networks in a variety of environments for the delivery of a variety of mobile broadband services.
Cisco Mobile Internet Group senior vice-president and general manager Ash Dahod said Cisco is a recognised leader in the development of intelligent, high-performance Mobile Internet network equipment for 3G and 4G Mobile Internet networks.
Dahod continued, "Our ASR 5000 mobile multimedia platform, for example, provides a smooth transition to LTE and also the most suitable migration scenario, customized for an operator’s service trends and network configuration."
"Together with NEC, Cisco enables comprehensive interworking without impacting existing networks when deploying LTE."
NEC associate senior vice-president Nobuyuki Yanaginuma said the company adopts new and advanced technologies, such as miniaturisation using the world’s highest level of amplifier efficiency, low power consumption developments, and Self-Organized Networks (SON), which enable base stations to be constructed and operated efficiently.
"The combination of Cisco and NEC’s strengths will enable the provision of competitive LTE systems and contribute to the construction, service launch and expansion of commercial LTE networks for telecom operators," Yanaginuma said.