CPM Ltd. laboratory tests were successfully completed to validate the compatibility of GlobalInformService equipment with standard 4G RAN interfaces within a multi-vendor LTE mobile communication network.
All necessary tests were conducted to confirm the proper operation of the packet core (EPC + HSS) with the GlobalInformService 4G eNodeB (model R18F).
"Our company successfully works with telecom operators in Russia and we are pleased to collaborate Russian manufacturers of telecommunication solutions. We have been long acquainted with the GIS team and can confirm their high level of professionalism," said Nikolay Kondratyev, CTO of CPM.
As part of the MVNO project, CPM Ltd. provided, implemented and integrated Cisco VPC (Virtual Packet Core) and Cisco CPS (Cisco Policy Suit) solutions in MTT’s MVNO project. Within the project, CPM Ltd. company also shipped Cisco UCS server hardware to deploy GGSN \ PGW universal packet core based on Cisco Virtual Packet Core (VPC) and PCRF on the basis of Cisco Policy Suit (CPS). To date, work has been completed on the integration and testing of the GGSN / PGW node and the solution is being used to provide commercial communication services. The integration of the Cisco CPS / PCRF components with the MTT network infrastructure is close to the final and is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2016.
“This is already the third full MVNO commercial project in Russia in which we are successfully implementing the Cisco VPC solution as GGSN / PGW / DPI. We are also actively working on several more similar projects in Russia and the CIS", - commented the technical director of CPM Ltd. Nikolai Kondratyev.
CPM Ltd. became the winner of the Tele2 Russia competition for the supply and integration of universal 2G / 3G / 4G packet core solutions, as well as PCRF and Traffic Optimization System solutions. Within the framework of the project, Cisco (EPC + PCRF) and OpenWave Mobility (TOS) solutions were used.
CPM Ltd. company was selected as a supplier of hardware and software solutions of Cisco within the project of Osnova Telecom. In addition, specialists of the CPM Ltd. company are responsible for integrating the Cisco ASR5000 MME / SGW / PGW EPC LTE packet core solutions and Cisco PCRF solution with the RAN infrastructure and OSS / BSS elements, as well as implementing and integrating infrastructure of the transport network and the Mobile Backhaul network based on the Cisco ASR 9000, 903 and 901 solutions.
As part of the first stage of the tender for the supply of LTE equipment, Osnova Telecom purchased base stations from Alcatel-Lucent, and a network core from Cisco. The company is preparing to open a new stage of the tender next week.
About this portal ComNews told the General Director of Osnova Telecom, Mikhail Petrov. According to him, the operator has entered into a framework contract for the supply of 2 thousand base stations. Alcatel-Lucent is responsible for the radio, and Cisco is responsible for the core of the future network. The first network will be launched in Naberezhnye Chelny.
Earlier, representatives of Osnova Telecom announced that the company had chosen Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei as suppliers of the first batch of equipment (see ComNews digest dated March 21, 2013). Mikhail Petrov clarified to ComNews reporter that these were interim results of the tender, which consists of several stages.
"The company plans to hold a new stage of the tender for the supply of equipment in April," a company spokesman said yesterday. Osnova Telecom initially planned to build LTE networks in 20 cities with a population of 300 thousand to 500 thousand people, and later announced that it intends to reach 40 cities with mobile broadband access networks in LTE standard.
A Cisco spokesperson clarified to ComNews reporter that the products supplied will include elements of a packet core based on Cisco ASR5000 equipment and elements of a transport network based on Cisco ASR 9000, 903 and 901 equipment. The packet core will be located in three cities - Moscow, St. Petersburg and Samara, and the network will be distributed in all subjects of the Russian Federation.
"The project is of strategic importance, its value has not been disclosed," - said a Cisco representative. According to him, the contract for the supply of equipment has already been signed, and the delivery itself will occur approximately within two months. The project is planned to be implemented by the end of the summer.
A representative of Osnova Telecom added that 2,000 contracted base stations would be enough to build networks until mid-summer, in parallel, in the next stages of the tender, the operator will select vendors for further development.
The mobile operator Sky Link completed the modernization of the packet data serving node (PDSN) and the migration of data services traffic based on the Cisco ASR 5000 intelligent platform in the Voronezh, Vladimir and Krasnodar regions. The project, which will allow the operator to perform advanced functionality for filtering, distribution, prioritization and traffic management and quality of services (QoS), has been implemented by a team of Sky Link, Cisco and CPM, which is the project's system integrator. Earlier, a similar project was carried out in the Moscow region.
“The introduction of a new technical solution has allowed us to increase the bandwidth of the packet network, which is extremely important in the conditions of rapidly growing demand for multimedia and other high-speed services. Earlier, a similar project was implemented in the Moscow region, with plans for Izhevsk and Ryazan,” said Igor Litvak, deputy general director and operational director of Sky Link. “It should also be noted that intelligent functions for filtering, prioritizing and distributing traffic and managing quality of services (QoS) provide us with ample opportunities to provide new, including personalized services.”
“We are pleased that the experience and expertise of CPM specialists helped our long-term partner of Sky Link create a modern package core, which will become the basis for the further development of the operator,” said Andrei Borovkov, vice president of CPM. “The presence of a high-performance “intelligent” packet infrastructure is important both for the qualitative provision of traditional services and for the deployment of new generation applications.”
“Sky Link specialists made the right choice in favor of Cisco solution. The ASR 5000 system's support of various access technologies and packet core functionality for 2G / 3G / LTE networks together with integrated functions for in-depth traffic analysis will provide the operator with detailed control, flexible billing and subscriber session management, which, in turn, will allow the development of existing and the implementation of the new personalized services with minimal costs for expanding the network infrastructure, ”said Pavel Betsys, Cisco Russia / CIS business manager.
Support for various access technologies PDSN functions for 3G networks built on CDMA technology (including EV-DO Rev.A / Rev.B), as well as support for packet core node functions for 2G / 3G networks (SGSN and GGSN functions) and LTE networks (full support for MME, SGW and PGW functions) together with built-in service functions (in-depth analysis and traffic management, optimization of transport protocols, etc.) will give the operator the possibility of detailed control, flexible charging and subscriber session management, which, in turn, will allow to develop existing and introduce new personalized services with minimal costs to expand the network infrastructure ready for LTE implementation.
The Cisco ASR 5000 platform is a flexible solution that can be scaled as the subscriber base grows and new services are added. Cisco ASR intelligent networking services will enable real-time delivery of personalized services to users, as well as the development of new types of two-way business models. The high reliability of the platform in combination with the intelligent functions of load distribution between nodes provide stability and control of the specified parameters of service provision.
As part of the third annual Cisco Expo Learning Club (CELC) forum, held on June 30 in Moscow, the award ceremony was held for winners of the open competition of the best histories of using Cisco products and solutions in Russia and other CIS countries organized by Cisco. 28 projects were submitted for the competition. The panel of judges selected 18 works, six of them became winners. In assessing the work of the jury, consisting of specialists from Cisco, took into account the innovativeness of the project, its effectiveness and technological originality, as well as economic feasibility. The winners in the nomination “The best success story in the segment of large enterprises” are:
The mobile operator Sky Link has completed the modernization of the packet data service node (PDSN - Packet Data Serving Node) and the migration of data services traffic to the Cisco ASR 5000 intelligent platform in the Moscow region. The project, which will allow the operator to perform advanced functionality for filtering, distribution, prioritization and managment of traffic and quality of services (QoS), has been implemented by a joint team of Sky Link, Cisco and CPM Ltd., Which has been the system integrator of the project.
“We are faced with the task of building a multi-standard network. PDSN modernization is an important step in the company's IT-infrastructure strategic development plan. Its implementation will improve the technical parameters of service provision and strengthen traffic management, which we began to use in content tariffs as the first among mobile operators in Russia, and later on - allow to switch to fourth-generation networks, ”says Andrey Lyapin, director of business units Sky Link Moscow and Sky Link Center.
Supports various access technologies for PDSN functions for 3G networks built on CDMA technology (including EVDO Rev.A / Rev.B), as well as support for packet core node functions for 2G / 3G networks (SGSN and GGSN functions) and LTE networks (full support of MME, SGW and PGW functions) together with built-in service functions (in-depth analysis and traffic control, optimization of transport protocols, etc.) will give the operator the possibility of detailed control, flexible billing and subscriber session management, which in turn will allow the development of existing and introduction of new personalized services with minimal costs to expand the network infrastructure ready for LTE implementation.
“It is planned that the next stage of implementation will be the launch of nodes in Voronezh, Vladimir and Krasnodar, and later in other regions. We are confident that Sky Link's specialists made the right choice and the capabilities of the Cisco ASR 5000 solution will be in demand not only for the provision of existing services of Sky Link, but also for future services based on LTE technology", commented Andrey Borovkov, vice-president of CPM Ltd.
“The launch of an innovative solution is an important milestone in the cooperation between Sky Link and Cisco. Sky Link is our strategic customer, and we are proud of the choice made by the first 3G operator in Russia. We hope that the use of ASR 5000 series equipment will allow the operator not only to create a high-performance packet infrastructure for servicing subscribers, but also to implement customer services that are new for the Russian market based on LTE infrastructure", said Pavel Betsys, CEO of Cisco Systems.
The Cisco ASR 5000 platform is a flexible solution that can be scaled as the subscriber base grows and new services are added. Cisco ASR intelligent network services will enable real-time delivery of personalized services to users, as well as the development of new types of two-way business models.
CPM announced it has received the status of a Cisco Mobile Internet Technology Authorized Technology Provider (ATP-MIT). Company employees have completed the necessary training and successfully passed the exams in accordance with the requirements of Cisco for partners for the implementation and support of solutions for mobile service operators to obtain this status. ATP-MIT Certified Partner Status was obtained by CPM as soon as possible after approval of the condition of its receipt for Cisco partners.
The expertise of the company's employees in the mobile Internet solution line has been developing since 2008, when CPM received the status of a partner of the company Starent Networks, as a result of the acquisition of which the newly formed division of Cisco Mobile Internet Technology Group was created. The Cisco ATP-MIT status also confirms the availability of the necessary technological base, resources and expertise of CPM company specialists in providing implementation, integration and professional technical support services for Cisco MiTG solutions.
CPM is the first and currently the only certified partner of Cisco Mobile Internet Technology ATP in Russia.
MegaFon completed the modernization of the packet core of the communication network and the migration of traffic to the Cisco ASR5000 platform in the Central Region. The project was implemented by a joint team of MegaFon, Cisco, and CPM Ltd., which acted as a system integrator of the project.
"In 2010, MegaFon integrated more than 3 thousand kilometers of fiber-optic communication lines, mostly backbone ones, and significantly expanded network capacity in the Central Region. This is another step towards our company’s leadership in providing wired and wireless broadband Internet access services”, said Valentin Polozenko, technical director of the Central Branch of MegaFon OJSC.
The project of implementing Cisco equipment on the telecommunications network of the MegaFon Central Branch is the result of many years of work by our specialists in promoting Starent / Cisco solutions on the telecommunications market in Russia and other CIS countries. The capabilities and performance of the central branch packet network core will significantly increase the quality and number of data transmission services for MegaFon subscribers, - said the Vice-President of CPM Ltd, Andrey Borovkov.
CPM has provided, installed and configured the equipment of the combined wireless data network node for MegaFon. With the commissioning of this node, which has high performance and meets the most modern requirements, the total data transfer rate in the MegaFon-Center network has increased by 4 times.
The equipment of the American company Cisco, the world leader in the field of network technologies, was installed and out into operation in the auto room of the Central branch of MegaFon. Today, MegaFon is the only company in Russia that launched this equipment into commercial operation, which can be used without additional modernization in LTE networks.