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Evolution of Mobility Technology

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Evolution of Mobility Technology

Cisco Mobile BackHaul: Open, Programmable, Cloud-ready

Mobile service providers seek a new approach to address the increasing traffic demands. They require solutions that can help them to:

  • Lower operational expenditures
  • Improve Time to Revenue and Average Revenue per User (ARPU)
  • Profitably transport the massive increase in user bandwidth
  • Provide ultra-HD video, virtual reality, and tactile internet services anywhere, anytime, to any Internet-enabled device

Cisco® Mobile Backhaul Solution combines best of class Mobile & IP technologies to provide a simplified programmable transport of Mobile services using High performance platforms. A converged IP/MPLS architecture greatly increases service agility and decreases Time-to-Revenue. With an Agile, open, and virtualized architecture supporting open standards, and programmatic APIs for services orchestration, the Cisco Mobile Backhaul Solution is "SDN ready" today.

Simplified Programmable Transport

  • Application-Enabled Routing (AER) to customize routing to the application traffic
  • Microwave Adaptive Code Modulation (ACM)-aware routing

Service Agility

  • Autonomic Networking including automatic device discovery and zero-touch provisioning
  • Fewer truck rolls
  • Up to 70 percent reduction in operating expenses

High Performance Platforms for Converged Architectures

  • Suitable for Carrier Ethernet and mobile xHaul solutions
  • High density Ethernet platforms offering market-leading 100 Gbps scale and performance

Agile, Open, Virtualized Architecture

  • Open standard (NECONTF,YANG) programmability for services orchestration
  • Software-Defined Networking (SDN) ready with Open Daylight (ODL) controller-based architecture
  • Network virtualization (nV) technology for multi-terabit scale

Investment Protection for 5G Transition

  • Agile, Carrier Ethernet-controlled, scalable architecture from network core to cell site
  • Feature parity across platforms and Cisco validated designs to eliminate risks with new deployments
  • Full feature set and flexible security gateways for distributed and virtualized deployments

Comprehensive legacy Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) capabilities for smooth migration of legacy transport to Ethernet

Mobile Backhaul Products and Solutions