Ericsson, Cisco to Provide IP/MPLS Network Gears for Cable & Wireless

31 August 2016
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Ericsson and Cisco which formed a global business and technology partnership in November 2015, Tuesday announced an agreement to supply and install IP networks for C&W Communications, which operates the retail brand Flow, in three Caribbean markets.

The plans include an upgrade to the IP backbone network in the Bahamas to improve performance and support increase of traffic and a new business-to-business IP/MPLS network in Jamaica and Barbados. 

The partnership is part of C&W’s investment plan for the region to continue to transform its customer experience.  As part of the partnership, Cisco will provide the necessary hardware while Ericsson will provide project management services.

The deal includes Cisco routers and switches (ASR9000, ASR900 and WR4500 families), supply and installation of NMS system (EPN-M), overall project management, and customer support.

Carlo Alloni, Executive Vice-president and CTIO, C&W
This partnership will allow us to offer even more value-added services including our world class IPTV services as well as introduce more innovative solutions to our customers.

Clayton Cruz, Vice President Ericsson Latin America and Caribbean
The partnership has delivered real value to Cable & Wireless in terms of accelerating their IP transformation by combining end-to-end business transformation competence and experience with deep product and domain expertise.

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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