Cisco’s IP next-generation network to integrate mobile voice and WiMAX services
Georgian mobile operator MagtiCom has launched its mobile WiMAX services using the Cisco broadband wireless system.
MagtiCom is deploying a Cisco IP next-generation network (IP NGN) that integrates mobile voice and WiMAX services into a single converged network. By the end of 2009, the operator is planning to cover all key cities and regional centers of Georgia with WiMAX broadband services.
As the lead systems integrator, the Cisco advanced services team supported MagtiCom through all phases of the project, including requirements planning, network design for radio frequency and IP components, implementation, and overall program management. Greennet, a Cisco certified partner, was responsible for on-site services, such as site survey, drive testing and network optimization.
David Lee, CEO of MagtiCom, said: The service we are launching is not only the country’s first WiMAX offering but also the fastest Internet connection available in Georgia to date. Cisco was able to offer an end-to-end mobile WiMAX solution based on its proven IP NGN architecture. This creates a solid platform for delivering multiple services over our converged IP infrastructure while positioning us for rapid growth in the future.