Saturday, May 24, 2008

Romtelecom's Future Broadband Infrastructure over Cisco IP Next-Generation Network

Cisco announced that Romtelecom has implemented a new Cisco Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN), based on the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System. This implementation is part of Romtelecom's strategy to expand broadband services in Romania and to enhance its service capability with technology that offers the highest levels of quality and diversity. By creating this converged multiservice network using Cisco technology, Romtelecom is better equipped to reduce the total cost of ownership, improve the management of customer access and use of services, and support all existing and new wireline and wireless services.

"This is a turning point in the evolution of telecommunications in the region," said Yorgos Ioannidis, chief executive officer of Romtelecom. "Faced with today's complex market challenges, Romtelecom needs to focus on three fundamental objectives: more services, better efficiencies and greater control. To achieve these objectives we need to build a longer-lasting and more economical infrastructure that will support existing services and can evolve to provide a wide range of new, more personalized services over time."

"At Romtelecom, we are seeking to transform the current backbone infrastructure into a next-generation network. With these new technologies we can continue to grow our customer base for new Internet-based services, such as the ClickNet broadband service," Ioannidis added.

The Cisco IP NGN architecture helps service providers transform their businesses, meet the needs of existing and new customer segments efficiently and economically, and deliver managed services and new applications, such as video, to sustain profitability.

With the Cisco IP NGN implementation, completed with support from Cisco's Advanced Services department, Romtelecom is proactively preparing for an increase in broadband demand and business users' requirements for new, highly secure services, such as high-availability virtual private networks (VPNs). Romtelecom is a leader in the growth of VPN products, not only in Romania but also in southeast Europe. Supported by the enhanced features of the Cisco CRS-1, Romtelecom has the tools to offer a higher availability of service to its business customers. With the implementation of the countrywide Cisco IP NGN, Romtelecom's intelligent network can provide differentiated, personalized and valuable new services that satisfy current customers and attract new ones.

"The intelligent Cisco IP NGN is the solution that Romtelecom requires to meet the needs of all customer segments efficiently and economically and to deliver applications to sustain profitability. The solution that Romtelecom deployed includes an innovative, carrier-class technology based on the CRS-1 platform, and it fosters the introduction of new service models, including video and managed services," said Kaan Terzioglu, vice president of Central and Eastern Europe for Cisco.

0 comentarii: