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.