New Converged SDN Transport Solution by Cisco Enables PLDT to Unleash the Full Potential of 5G for a Superior Customer Experience
The transformation to a converged SDN transport network simplifies the network, increases capacity and improves scalability while maintaining a consistent and superior customer experience. It is capable of concurrently supporting fixed and mobile services pertaining to consumer broadband, enterprise, small and medium businesses, retail and wholesale business models, real-time immersive experiences, as well as IoT connectivity and value-adds.
The new network is an end-to-end IP and optical network enabled with segment routing, providing a unified, policy-aware network architecture with seamless integration between the transport and the data centre domains. Segment routing also provides the network with the most cost-effective end-to-end network slicing and low latency capabilities, which are key 5G requirements.
Mr. Joachim Horn, Chief Technology and Information Advisor of PLDT and Smart Communications, said;
“Following the announcement of our collaboration in April 2019, we have worked closely with Cisco and now have a transport network that can unleash the full potential of 5G while allowing PLDT to deliver a consistent, superior customer experience regardless of the network utilization.”
With a central SDN controller enabling automated operations, PLDT is able to reduce costs with the simplification of the network, removing redundant layers, legacy technologies and overlapping functionalities.
Sanjay Kaul, President, Asia-Pacific and Japan, Cisco Service Provider Business, said;
“Together with PLDT, we have delivered a 5G-ready network with converged IP and optical layers that is designed to exceed all PLDT consumer and business customer needs.
“Our focus is to ensure that PLDT has a strong foundation from which to grow revenues, reduce costs and mitigate risk.”