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Next Communications Enhances Network with Cisco

Next-Generation IP Network Solution Delivers New Video and Collaboration Services

SAN JOSE, Calif., December 15, 2011 – Next Communications, a Miami-based voice and video provider, announced today that it has deployed Cisco technology for its Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) solution to provide a strong foundation for meeting present and future consumer and business services requirements. 

Next Communications' enhanced network supports the scale and performance necessary for advanced video-based services, including wholesale, high-definition video and audio-only collaboration services on wired and wireless networks. The company's objective is to exceed four billion billable minutes in 2012 without adding operational expenses.  Integral to this will be the deployment of the Cisco ASR 9000 and 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers for 100GE port capacity and greater resiliency.

Facts

  • Performance and flexible services are important to a wide-range of residential and business customers. Next Communications and its subsidiary, NxtGn, conducted a search for carrier-class routers that could meet stringent cost and performance requirements amid rigorous tests across a variety of voice and video applications.  As a result, Next Communications selected the Cisco ASR 9000 and ASR 1000, which are best  supported the evolving customer needs and prepare for the transition to IPv6.
  • Consumers will benefit from advanced new services and lower-cost video calls. For business customers, these solutions are designed to help promote business growth, innovation and productivity. They are also designed to help accelerate team performance, protect investments, and simplify the process of finding the right people and information. The new video services from Next Communications will be available starting this month to residential and business customers.
  • Cisco nV (network virtualization) technology, a key part of this solution, intelligently blends the network edge, aggregation and access layers into a single Cisco ASR 9000 system for the next-generation Internet to simplify operation, increase network capacity and accelerate IPv6 services.  Enabled by Cisco nV technology, the Cisco ASR 9000 system offers up to 96 Tbps per system, along with rich-service capabilities, while maintaining a reduced carbon footprint.  It utilizes the modular Cisco IOS® XR software operating system, simplifying network operations while enabling comprehensive system redundancy and network resiliency.
  • Key to Next Communications' success has been the company's network design and software produced by NxtGn technology. This platform enables Next Communications to provision new customers or carriers in less than one hour at a significantly lower cost than alternative solutions. The NxtGn communications platform allows Next to support all of its traffic in a compact, single-rack footprint, and without the need for a voice switch. Automated central network management with 24-hour traffic and network monitoring allows Next Communications to grow traffic with minimal incremental costs. The Cisco ASR 1000 provides Session Border Controller capability to the NxtGn platform.
  • According to Cisco's Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2010-2015), the number of devices connected to the Internet is driving growth in global IP traffic forecast to reach nearly a zettabyte by 2015, traversing more than 15 billion devices, compelling network operators to seize growth opportunities while monetizing new services.

Supporting Quotes

  • Arik Meimoun, CEO, Next Communications

"Cisco technology provided us with the capacity we need combined with an exceptional performance. But the real win for us is the value point; very few can compete with our prices, and this solution extends that advantage as we significantly scale capacity while keeping our costs extremely low."

  • Sri Hosakote, vice president and general manager, Edge and Aggregation Routing Business Unit, Cisco

"We are pleased that Next Communications has selected the Cisco ASR 9000 as a key foundational element of its next-generation network. Next Communications will now be able to deliver converged voice, video, and collaboration services across its advanced network, which will help further its growth in both mature and emerging markets."

Supporting Resources

Tags/Keywords

Cisco, ASR 9000, ASR 1000, Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network, IP NGN, Edge, Carrier Ethernet, VNI, Visual Networking Index, Next Communications, NxtGn, CGv6

About Next Communications

Next Communications is one of the top five leaders for in-bound voice traffic to Mexico, and the company's best-in-class IP network is capable of delivering high-quality long-distance voice and video services in Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Headquartered in Miami, FL Next Communications technology subsidiary NxtGn has developed and engineered a platform supporting routing, monitoring, and billing software and a unique switchless connectivity solution that make Next one of the most efficient and technologically advanced international telecommunications companies in the world. Our superior technology assures our partners the ability to deliver services to any end customer anywhere in the world with the most compelling voice and video communications solutions available in the marketplace. Next Communications is privately held and has grown continuously since 1998 without a single unprofitable quarter. For more information go to www.nextcommunications.com.  For more information on network solutions created by Next Communications subsidiary NxtGn, go to www.nxtgn.net.

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