Nextel Brazil Upgrades IP Network with Cisco ASR9010 Routers to Support Traffic Growth

Nextel Brazil Upgrades IP Network with Cisco ASR9010 Routers to Support Traffic Growth Image Credit: Cisco

The Ericsson and Cisco partnership has secured its first agreement in Brazil, with the two companies working together to supply and install IP routers for Nextel. The key components in the combined offering include a combination of hardware from Cisco, and services and project management from Ericsson.

Nextel's IP network in Brazil will be strengthened to support traffic growth and improve performance on the mobile network.

The deal includes Cisco routers (ASR9010), supply and installation, overall project management, and customer support.

Ericsson and Cisco - two industry leaders in the development and delivery of networking, mobility, and cloud - formed a global business and technology partnership in November 2015 to create the networks of the future. The partnership offers customers the best of both companies: routing, data center, networking, cloud, mobility, management and control, and global services capabilities.

To date, over 300 active customer engagements have now started to turn into won deals, claims Cisco/Ericsson. More than 100 deals, spread around the world, are in IP (routing and transport) and services. The companies announced deals with 3 Italy, Vodafone Portugal, Aster Dominican Republic and Cable & Wireless in Caribbean in 2016 as well as with Telefónica Guatemala and Vodafone Hutchison Australia this year.

Jorge Braga, VP and Chief Operations Officer, Nextel
Ericsson and Cisco are already long-term suppliers to Nextel, and their alliance makes them good partners to strengthen our IP network. We needed a powerful and intelligent solution to improve our IP network in Brazil, and that's what we have secured with this deal.

Eduardo Ricotta, VP, Ericsson Latin America and Caribbean 
Our teams complemented each other with the right approach, from network analysis and planning to systems integration and customer support from Ericsson, to selecting the right routers from Cisco, and finally implementation with Ericsson services. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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