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Cisco’s ASR 5000 to power Bell Mobility’s 4G LTE services

Bell Mobility has selected the Cisco ASR 5000 Series Mobile multimedia core platform to deliver 4G and Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile services in its wireless network.


November 16, 2011  


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Bell Mobility has selected the Cisco ASR 5000 Series Mobile multimedia core platform to deliver 4G and Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile services in its wireless network.

The ASR 5000 Series will form the foundation of the packet core for Bell Mobility’s LTE network, Cisco said in a release.

Designated as a 4G mobile specification, LTE is designed to provide multi-megabit bandwidth, more efficient use of the radio network, latency reduction and improved mobility.

“The Cisco Mobility Management Entity (MME), a key component of the Cisco ASR 5000 Series, is critical to the network function of the 4G mobile core network, known as the evolved packet core (EPC,” the release stated. “MME manages multiple back-end functions, including authentication, paging, mobility with 3GPP, 2G and 3G nodes, roaming and other functions.”

According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2010 to 2015, two-thirds of the world’s mobile data traffic will be video by 2015. Cisco predicts within four years the number of network-connected devices will be more than 15 billion — twice the world’s population — and the total amount of global mobile Internet traffic will increase 26-fold, reaching 75 exabytes per year.