UAE's du to Upgrade to 24TB/node IP Core Network to Prepare for 5G

UAE's du to Upgrade to 24TB/node IP Core Network to Prepare for 5G Image Credit: Cisco

UAE-based telco du is partnering with Cisco to replace its existing IP core network with a scalable and 5G-ready infrastructure as the demand for bandwidth is rising exponentially.

du selected Cisco IP core network to modernize, expand and complete a seamless migration to virtualised and native cloud architecture.

According to Cisco, the network modernization will increase the capacity of the core network to 24 terabytes per node, making du’s network ready for ultra-broadband services. This enables du to offer next-generation digital services pertaining to augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (AR), in addition to other new applications and services made possible by 5G.

As both consumer and commercial 5G use cases gain traction, demand for mobile and ultra-fast broadband services continues to accelerate in the UAE. The expanded capacity of du’s network will help stimulate local innovation, particularly around the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI), smart city and IoT technologies, while supporting the country’s vision for a data-driven future.

Saleem Al Blooshi, Chief Infrastructure Officer, EITC
du is already supporting the realisation of the UAE’s Vision 2021 by empowering the digital economy and driving Dubai’s transformation into a smart city. 5G is going to play an important role in that. 5G is a phased approach and we will continue with trials until we officially launch it.

Ali Amer, Managing Director of Global Service Provider for MEA, Cisco 
By working with Cisco, du’s 5G-ready network will deliver a more virtual and far more scalable infrastructure that forms the foundation for future solutions and new business opportunities.

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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