Cisco and PLDT lay down the platform for future-ready IP NGN technology
Next-generation network (NGN) is a new technology that has been developed to facilitate convergence of multiple broadband networks and quality-of-service into one single channel. This ensures a streamlined and steadfast platform for superior network.
Following the innovative approach, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) has opted for Cisco router technologies to build up an Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN). PLDT is the largest telecommunication provider company in Philippines. IP NGN is an advanced concept for uniform provision of high bandwidth and enhanced mobile connectivity that has evolved from the NGN technology itself.
"PLDT is now equipped for the growth of IP-connected devices used in consumer, business, mobile and machine-to-machine environments using the Cisco CRS-3 and ASR 9000 Series core routing systems. From Internet Protocol television to telepresence, PLDT will be able to address the anticipated growth in Internet traffic brought about by the surge of Internet-based video services," said Napoleon Nazareno, president and CEO, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company.
A subsidiary of PLDT, Smart Communications has also deployed Cisco series of routers to manage the network traffic as well as cloud interaction pertaining to data centers. Smart Communications has a subscriber base of 47.8 million and stands as the leading wireless services provider across Philippines.
"We are entering the age of the next-generation Internet and are confident that PLDT and Smart will deliver an exciting, new array of video, mobile, data center and cloud services. This collaboration will lay the foundation for one of the most intelligent and advanced broadband network, and we would like to congratulate PLDT and Smart for raising the bar of telecommunications service in the Philippines," said Stephen Misa, country manager, Cisco Philippines.
This cost-effective initiative shall help the three companies to provide optimized services to users and to enhance coverage and scalability. While the number of IP network users is growing multifold, the collaboration can be seen as a strategic step toward future gains.
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