News Release

MobiCom Deploys State-of-the-Art Optical Network with Cisco Solution

Cisco Optical Multiservice Provisioning Platform Helps Enable MobiCom Simplify Services Delivery, Accelerate Innovation and Offer Ubiquitous Services
Jun 02, 2006

SAN JOSE, Calif., USA, June 2, 2006 - Cisco Systems® announced today that MobiCom, a Mongolian mobile communications service provider, has upgraded its Cisco® Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture by deploying an advanced optical solution using the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP). The new optical solution helps enable MobiCom to increase revenues by converging its mobile and Internet traffic into a unified optical transport platform.

MobiCom was the first company in Mongolia to be granted a global system for mobile communications (GSM) license a decade ago. MobiCom also operates as an Internet service provider (ISP) known as MobiNet. The MobiNet service helps enable MobiCom end-users and large enterprise customers use mobile IP telephony and Internet service throughout the country of Mongolia including the capital city of Ulaan Baatar.

"After careful review, we determined transition to an optical network from Cisco Systems would be a more efficient way to offload the increasing amounts of IP traffic from our legacy switch core," said Munkhbold Udval, director of Internet division, MobiCom Corporation. "The convergence of wireless and wireline services and devices enabled by upgrading our network presents a wonderful opportunity for MobiCom to expand its customer base and service portfolio."

MobiCom replaced its leased asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) wide-area network (WAN) with Cisco's optical solution, using the Cisco ONS 15454 SDH MSPP to provide the high-speed connectivity and scalability needed to meet an ever-increasing transport of IP traffic. MobiCom is also installing Cisco Transport Manager, an advanced network management system that will help enable MobiCom to rapidly roll out and maintain revenue-generating, IP-based services such as MobiNet.

"The Cisco optical solution gave us the most scalability and flexibility," said Udval. "With our new high-speed, high-bandwidth network, we can better support our operations with a wide variety of innovative services that converge mobility with Internet content, and voice and data with multimedia services."

Cisco optical networking products and services are key components of Cisco's IP NGN, an architecture that enables mobile operators and ISPs, such as MobiCom, to provide current and future services, increase infrastructure efficiencies, and enable the value-added network and service control that they need to support competitive differentiation and profitability for long-term success.

"Mobile operators and ISPs are under increasing pressure to better utilize their existing infrastructures, yet they need to find additional growth opportunities," said Hanh Tu, senior vice president of service provider operations, Cisco Networking Technology Co., Ltd. "By deploying Cisco Systems' optical multiservice provisioning platform, MobiCom is demonstrating its leadership in helping end users -- both businesses and consumers -- handle the influx of voice, video, data and mobility services over a range of devices."

About MobiCom

The Mongolia-Japan joint MobiCom Corporation started its regular operation March 18, 1996. MobiCom Corporation employs digital GSM technology, which is the state-of-the-art system among the existing mobile communication systems. By now, it has created the first mobile telephone network that fully covers the Mongolian territory and serves more than 480,000 customers. In addition to the mobile communication service, the company offers a variety of services such as the broadband Internet access services, data communication services, international communication services and fixed wireless local loop services, with a strong commitment to realize the public benefit and country development. For more information, visit