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Breakthrough Innovation Allows Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom to Unify Physical and Virtual Resources, Enable Agility, Increase Operational Efficiency, and Lower the Cost to Serve New Markets
BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwired - Feb 22, 2016) - Cisco (
Cisco Ultra is a complete, virtualized, feature-rich, mobile services platform that helps mobile operators launch and deploy new services faster and more efficiently. Benefits include:
Rapid Time-to-Market of Hybrid Cloud and SaaS Offerings
Ultra is deployable over public, private, or hybrid clouds, and may be combined with Cisco SaaS solutions like Infinite Video, Spark, and others.
5G Capabilities Today
Ultra makes 5G capabilities like control and user plane separation (CUPS) and network slicing available today. Operators can take advantage of these features without having to wait for end-to-end 5G.
"As our customers embrace digitization, they are expecting a much more flexible and faster service introduction from their network operators," said Franz Seiser, vice president Core Network and Services, Deutsche Telekom AG. "We have proven that our distributed approach based on SDN and NFV within our Network-optimized Infrastructure Cloud gives us the flexibility and scale needed to enhance our customers' digital experience to a much higher level."
"SDN holds much promise to make things easier and faster for our consumer and enterprise customers," said Park Jin-hyo, senior vice president and head of Network Technology R&D Center at SK Telecom. "It helps our network keep up with the growing demands as customers digitize. Cisco's approach of integrating SDN into the mobile services core will enable our customers to be served better with exactly what they want, when they want it."
"With the new Ultra services platform, our global customers will be able to do things in near real time, that previously took hours or days," said Kelly Ahuja, senior vice president, Service Provider business, products and solutions, Cisco. "Together we are able to deliver a transformational customer experience today, while preparing the industry path to 5G."
"We are seeing early customer adoption for the Ultra Services Platform, with eight operators worldwide, including three North American operators," said Scott Yow, vice president, Ultra Services Platform, Cisco. "This unique, SDN distributed architecture will enable our customers to harness the full potential of virtualization, SDN, and cloud."
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