Cisco focuses to knock off data cost for Airtel, Jio 5G users


The US-based Cisco Systems mentioned that it has joined up with India’s top telecom companies such as Reliance Jio and Bharti Airtel to introduce fifth generation or 5G technology-based services, and focuses to cut data cost per bit while taking such active association on 125 active engagements worldwide.

Sanjay Kaul, President, Asia Pacific, and Japan at Service Provider Business, Cisco Systems stated that in India, the company has partnered with all leading service providers to help them prepare for the 5G span. The company has partnered with Reliance Jio to mold a first-of-its-kind 5G- ready network. Jio targets to build the world’s largest all–IP digital services platform along with Cisco. During March 2020, Kaul also mentioned that company has stepped into a similar alliance with Bharti Airtel to introduce India’s largest 5G-ready, 200G IP, and optical-integrated network designed to ensure network availability, capacity, and scale. The company with its upcoming generation offerings to Gurugram-based telecommunication systems focuses to reduce mobile broadband costs per bit notably and to provide suppleness of services and customer experiences.

However, both telecom carriers are yet starting 5G field trials. According to the multinational technology aggregate, the new IP Ethernet over fiber networks is the largest hyper multiplex brownfield network transformation of its kind in India sagging multiple patrimony sectors to create an admired, simpler, and more automated 5G-ready IP network for enhanced customer experiences. In the wake of its commercial inception in 2016, Jio has created a complete greenfield Internet protocol or IP-backed network based on VoLTE technology, and its partnership with Cisco included IP/MPLS, data center, combined mobile core, service provider Wi-Fi, contact centered, security, and enterprise IT. Cisco also targets to notably improve network availability and cost efficiencies for the telecommunication systems. The top executive mentioned that the company believed that in the low-touch economy, infrastructure modernization, workplace transformation, and 5G will be the key growth drivers for Cisco over the next few years.

The California-headquartered huge networking has more than 125 active engagements globally for next-generation networks, and close to 50 telecom carriers are actively testing and employing its honored 5G offering entitled Cisco 5G Now solutions. Chuck Robbins-headed company has also reserved a $5 billion funds to support telecom services operators to employ 5G networks. Kaul stated that the company will bring inventive financial solutions on top of cutting-edge technology to telecom service providers and are already engaged with India’s leading telcos to get their network architectures ready for 5G. It has 360-degree partnerships with India’s occupant telecom services providers to transform their network’s 5G readiness, bring 5G services to the market, and alter their internal processes, systems, and infrastructure. Following the Covid-19 pandemic, India’s technology spending has slowed down while spectrum sale that included 3300-3600MHz radio waves for 5G unfurls has also been dragged to 2021. To focus on 5G play, back in December 2019, Cisco introduced their programmable chipset–called Silicon One, built for high-performance networking for future 5G applications.


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