Turkcell deploys Next-Generation Mobile Network With Cisco CRS Technology

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Turkcell has deployed an Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) based on the Cisco® Carrier Routing System (CRS) platform.

Turkcell is using the Cisco CRS platform to manage 3G traffic and build the foundation for the next-generation mobile Internet in Turkey. With the Cisco CRS, Turkcell has recently tested enhanced mobile services with download speeds of up to 42.2 megabits per second, and it is planning to test 84 Mbps with HSPA+. Turkcell also tested 170 Mbps with Long-Term Evaluation (LTE), which is a successor to 3G applications.

"Turkcell continuously invests in its network to differentiate itself from the competition with the highest quality 2G/3G network. By consolidating our networks onto a single IP NGN platform in the core, we expect savings in operating and capital expenses. At the same time, our customers will be able to enjoy outstanding services at work, at home and on the move, including competitive mobile services with HSPA+ speeds. Whether delivering mission-critical business services or 3G broadband entertainment, quality of experience is vital. With the Cisco CRS family, we have a next-generation platform on which we can build our future business." said Ilter Terzioglu, chief network operations officer, Turkcell.

Enhancing the core with CRS enables Turkcell to launch value-added services such as mobile TV, video on demand (VoD) and media-rich applications, paving the way for future 4G services. It also enables the operator to migrate all services, including signaling, mobile voice and mobile data to an IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) core platform, which will increase service scalability and reliability.


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