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Cisco Delivers Foundation for Next-Generation Mobile Internet

Jun 05, 2012 Blog 0 Comment

New Mobile Platform Designed to Increase Performance by Up to 10 Times and Provides Industry’s First Elastic Design for New Mobile Experiences, “Your Way”

SAN JOSE – June 5, 2012 — With worldwide mobile network traffic expected to increase nearly 18-fold between 2011 and 2016, Cisco today introduced the foundation for a new generation of mobile Internet networks: the Cisco ASR 5500 platform.

The new Cisco ASR 5500 system extends the industry-leading Cisco ASR 5000 Series and delivers the agility and scale that service providers need to meet the evolving mobile requirements of their customers. As the industry’s first elastic solution for mobile networks, the new Cisco ASR 5500 platform was designed to capitalize on breakthroughs in software architecture optimized on new, purpose-built hardware. These design characteristics address three multi-dimensional challenges known as the “new normal,” which are:

The result is nearly 19 billion mobile and fixed connections to the Internet by 2016, according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2011 to 2016). Each connection has its own specific requirements, based on device type and application used, that must be met to deliver a superior and personalized mobile experience “your way.”


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