Orange Slovakia has selected the Cisco(R) ASR 5000 Series elastic evolved packet core to support network capacity and service control for its newly launched 4G long-term evolution (LTE) network. The new 4G service provider has rolled out its 4G network coverage to 13 Slovak towns and intends to expand to 24 towns by end of the year.
According to Cisco, the solution will allow Orange Slovakia to transform its architecture and seamlessly migrate mobile data traffic from existing 2G and 3G networks. The deployment will also cater for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Everything (IoE), noted Cisco.
Cisco ASR 5000 Series with integrated policy charging and enforcement (PCEF) and deep packet inspection (DPI) functions manages on-demand resource allocation across transactions, throughput, and sessions over heterogeneous networks.
Eric Maintenay, Deputy CTIO, Orange Slovakia
Our goal has always been to make relevant services available to as many users as possible with minimal barriers. We aim to make the customer experience with Orange the best. That's why Orange has the most mobile data service customers in Slovakia. Thanks to the new technology, we are now able to deliver fast and reliable Internet connectivity to customers, regardless of their locations. More than half of our customers are smartphone users, and this technology will enable them to get the most out of their devices and improve their experiences.
Rizwan Kara, client managing director, Global Service Provider, Cisco
By transitioning to an LTE network, Orange Slovakia will turn subscriber demands for new applications and always-on connectivity to an opportunity to offer new differentiated services and maximize the return on existing investments. The Cisco ASR 5000 Series helps deliver the performance and intelligence needed for services with a high level of quality and reliability. Further on, it makes the networks ready to address the opportunities of the new era in mobile communications, such as launching small cells and carrier Wi-Fi services for high-quality indoor coverage and services for new vertical markets.