News Release

Global Providers Enabling a "Connected Life" with Cisco IP NGN

Cisco announces innovations at the network edge, spanning layers of IP NGN architecture, to enable advanced service development, deployment and growth for global providers. Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco Company, showcases key technologies for IPTV
Jun 05, 2006

Globalcomm 2006 - CHICAGO - June 5, 2006 - Cisco Systems® builds on its global service provider momentum with a series of new and enhanced solutions that enable carriers of all types and sizes to deliver a "Connected Life" for businesses and consumers over the Cisco® IP Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture. The Cisco IP NGN enables the development and delivery of application- and subscriber-aware services to help providers increase revenue and enhance efficiencies for improved profitability and control of their networks and business.

Today's consumers of data, voice and video (triple-play) services demand a unified, high-performance experience at home, at work, and on the move. Integrating service delivery to meet this need for a "connected life" depends less on the access technology and more on quality-of-experience capabilities in provider networks. Because almost any IP device can be voice-, video- or data enabled, service providers are becoming "experience providers," delivering many services to many screens over converged fixed and wireless networks.

Cisco continues to deliver on its IP NGN vision and architecture for service providers by introducing innovative solutions and reaching new customer milestones. Adding to the Cisco IP NGN architecture and portfolio, today's announcements are focused on the network edge and span the service and network convergence layers of the Cisco IP NGN architecture:

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Service Convergence - helping enable "triple play on the move," services. The Cisco Service Exchange Framework (SEF) delivers increased application and subscriber-level service control intelligence to facilitate the efficient and profitable delivery of voice, video and data services for fixed-mobile convergence (FMC).

    Today's announcements include:

  • Availability of the Cisco Intelligent Services Gateway (ISG) feature set on the Cisco 10000 and 7200 Series Routers, as well as the Cisco 7301 Router. Advanced subscriber awareness in the Cisco ISG simplifies the creation and improves the performance of advanced services delivered over Cisco IP NGNs. Cisco also announced that it has enhanced the performance of the Cisco 10000 Series and Cisco 7200 Series Routers with new routing engines, the PRE-3 and NPE-G2, respectively, extending investment protection for these platforms.
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Network Convergence - enabling convergence of disparate, service-specific networks over a more efficient and cost-effective common infrastructure.

    Today's announcements include:

  • Significant enhancements to the Cisco 7600 Series routing portfolio to advance network intelligence, flexibility and return on investment for service providers and their Cisco IP NGNs. These innovations include a new integrated mesh Wireless Services Module (WiSM) for metropolitan Wi-Fi mesh aggregation to more efficiently deliver integrated fixed/mobile services, and multicast connection admission control (CAC) capability to manage bandwidth oversubscription for IPTV. They also include an integrated video/IPTV quality-monitoring module to help ensure high-quality video service delivery, and Ethernet operations, administration and maintenance (OA&M) capabilities for improved service assurance.
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  • Cisco announced today that the industry-leading CRS-1 Carrier Routing System, the core platform for the Cisco IP NGN architecture, has been adopted by more than 50 providers worldwide since its introduction two years ago. Today's announcement reflects 300-percent year-over-year growth in customer adoption, driven by providers' increased network, service and application convergence to facilitate the delivery of combined data, voice and video services. For more information, please see
  • Innovations for end-to-end IPTV delivery: Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company, is actively supporting telco video efforts with both RF and IP video solutions. Highlights include IPTV headends, hubs and networks, MPEG-4 part 10/H.264 advanced video coding technology, advanced IPTV set-tops for end-to-end IP video streaming and integrated home networking technologies.

Global Cisco IP NGN Service Provider Deployments

Cisco continues to accelerate service provider adoption of its IP NGN solutions globally. Recent carrier deployments include:

  • Deutsche Telekom (Germany): Offering high-definition IPTV service over Cisco IP NGN with Cisco set-top boxes for Microsoft TV IPTV Edition software. T-Online, a division of Deutsche Telekom, is driving growth of its "T-Home" service, a converged triple-play service. For more information, see
  • BT (UK): Awarded contract to Cisco to deliver IP NGN infrastructure for BT's 21st Century Network. Cisco IP NGN solutions for 21CN will help accelerate network convergence and provide a cost-effective, intelligent platform to deliver innovative triple-play services. For more information, see
  • Yahoo! BB (Japan): To deliver IPTV, Yahoo! BB, one of Japan's largest broadband service providers, has deployed the high-capacity 40Gbps (OC-768c/STM-256c), interface card on its Cisco CRS-1. The provider plans to deploy the high-capacity interface nationwide in the future. For more information, see
  • Bredbandsbolaget (Sweden): Launching next-generation fibre-to-the-home residential broadband services over Cisco IP NGN with new Cisco carrier Ethernet access solution. With more than 375,000 residential and business subscribers, Bredbandsbolaget is offering bidirectional broadband access, IPTV and IP telephony services. For more information, see
  • Shanghai Telecom (China): Expanding its Cisco IP NGN by deploying the Cisco CRS-1 to increase its gateway capacity to meet the future growth demands of its business. For more information, see
  • Telewest (Belgiuim): Following the selection of Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco Company, as the exclusive supplier of personal video recorders (PVR) for Telewest in the UK, Telewest has fully launched its TVDrive service using the Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300DVBTM HD PVR. For more information, see
  • Cablemas (Mexico): Launching the first phase of an extensive network management initiative using ROSATM technology from Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company. The new network management system (NMS) will provide extensive capabilities for Cablemas, Mexico's second-largest cable operator. For more information, see
  • Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) (Taiwan): Propelling its rapid expansion into overseas markets in Asia, Europe and the United States with the Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP). CHT also expects the Cisco optical networking solution to enhance end-to-end management of its customers' networks. For more information, see
  • Mobicom (Mongolia): Expanding its Cisco IP NGN by deploying an advanced optical network using the Cisco ONS 15454 Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP). The new Cisco optical solution allows Mobicom to increase revenues by converging their mobile and internet traffic into a next-generation unified optical transport platform. For more information, see

"Globalcomm 2006 marks two years since we launched the CRS-1, the core of the IP NGN architecture, and just over a year since we first launched the Cisco IP NGN architecture itself," said Mike Volpi, senior vice president, routing and service provider technology. "This is also the first event at which Scientific Atlanta is completely integrated with the Cisco exhibit, and as such marks a milestone in the realization of our vision for the 'Connected Life'. We are extremely enthusiastic about the progress we have made and how strongly IP NGN and its component platforms have been embraced by our customers."

About Scientific Atlanta

Scientific Atlanta, a Cisco company, is a leading supplier of digital content contribution and distribution systems, transmission networks for broadband access to the home, digital interactive set-tops and subscriber systems designed for video, high-speed Internet and Voice over IP (VoIP) networks, and worldwide customer service and support. Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Cisco Systems, Inc. More information about Scientific Atlanta is available at