Operators around the world have been rapidly deploying 3G network technologies to support increasing subscriber demand for mobile broadband services. These technologies include:
- Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service (UMTS) high-speed packet access (HSPA)
- Code Division Multiple Access that is Evolution-Data Optimized (CDMA2000 1xEV-DO)
Mobile operators will continue to evolve their core networks to the Long Term Evolution (LTE) Evolved Packet Core (EPC) specification to provide:
- Multi-megabit bandwidth
- Latency reduction
- Improved mobility
When deployed in 3G networks, the Cisco ASR 5000 Series simplifies migration to LTE EPC through a software upgrade, without requiring extensive changes or equipment. Cisco ASR 5000 can serve as the following, either separately or integrated into a single platform:
- Cisco MME Mobility Management Entity
- Cisco PGW Packet Data Network Gateway
- Cisco SGW Serving Gateway
- Cisco ePDG Evolved Packet Data Gateway
- Cisco SGSN Serving GPRS Support Node Release 8
- HRPD Serving Gateway
Many operators are already planning for their 4G core network. Cisco is ready with strategies and solutions that will enhance operators' existing 3G networks and meet their 4G EPC requirements.
ASR 5000 Series supports multiple LTE EPC network functions.
Learn how the MME manages session states, mobility, and authentication in LTE networks.
Learn how the PGW acts as an interface between the LTE network and other packet data networks.
Learn how the SGW serves as the local mobility anchor.
Learn how the ePDG connects the EPC network and fixed non-3GPP networks.
Accelerate your success in deploying a mobile network with Cisco Mobile Wireless Solutions for Service Providers.
Cisco Quantum Virtualized Packet Core (vPC)
Capture untapped revenue opportunities, particularly with the proliferation of Internet of Everything (IoE) and machine-to-machine (M2M) connections. As one of the industry's first commercial virtualized evolved packet cores, the new Cisco Quantum Virtualized Packet Core (vPC ) solution redefines the paradigm of agility for service providers.
Quantum vPC combines all packet core services—for 4G, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, and small cell networks — into a single solution. It provides those network functions as virtualized services, so you can scale capacity and introduce new services much faster and more cost-effectively.
Cisco IoT Cloud Connect
Service providers want and need ways to grow the top line revenue for the company. With potentially 40 Billion new devices coming onto the mobile operators network by 2020, operators must develop new business models, create network scalability to accommodate the additional mobile data traffic, smart portable devices, and things coming onto their networks. As mobile devices proliferate, so do opportunities to strengthen relationships with customers by delivering superior subscriber experiences.
Cisco IoT Cloud Connect, is Cisco's new mobility cloud based Internet of Things (IoT) software suite that offers a complete solution for Mobile Operators to deliver IoT. The Cisco IoT Cloud Connect addresses the concerns by finding new monetization opportunities while optimizing networks for the fullest utilization. Cisco Quantum provides granular, real-time visibility and updates across every level of the network—transport and user, access, core, and cloud.
Cisco Quantum Virtualized Packet Core (PDF - 161 KB)
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