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February 20, 2013
Cisco News - Vodafone Netherlands Deploys BNG Service Manager
By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor
Vodafone (News - Alert) Netherlands, the second largest telecom service provider in the Netherlands, has deployed its BNG (Broadband Network Gateway) Service Manager, a component of Cisco Quantum (News - Alert).
The system is expected to enable Vodafone Netherlands to increase scalability and service velocity for its enterprise customers.
The Cisco (News - Alert) Quantum software suite is widely deployed in mobile, Wi-Fi and fixed networks, giving service providers the flexibility to control, monetize and personalize the type of service they choose, on any type of network. Thanks to Cisco Quantum, part of the Cisco Service Provider Mobility Group, Vodafone Netherlands will be able to deliver a superior enterprise customer experience through next-generation policy control and service management capabilities.
"We selected BNG Service Manager, enabled by Cisco Quantum, to better control, monetize and personalize our enterprise broadband offerings,” said Jack Smits, general manager, enterprise customer solutions, Vodafone Netherlands, in a statement.
“With increased visibility into our enterprise customer broadband usage we can deploy resource admission control, validate available bandwidth and dynamically manage broadband performance. We now have the ability to quickly and easily roll out new mobile Internet services and promotions,” said Smits.
He said that Cisco delivered the best solution with a highly coordinated professional services delivery effort.
"With our widely deployed policy control solutions for mobile, Wi-Fi and fixed networks, we are now able to deliver software-driven innovations that accelerate new business possibilities for Vodafone Netherlands,” said Shailesh Shukla, vice president and general manager, software and applications group, Cisco.
“We are pleased to have met Vodafone Netherlands' expectations in a record two-month timeframe, providing higher configurability, greater visibility and recovery in session management and flexible automation in customer service delivery," Shukla added.
Cisco also announced the availability of software and infrastructure solutions featuring Cisco Quantum and new licensed radio technology. These elements, along with enhancements for the core mobile network, demonstrate how an open, programmable, application-aware framework enables service providers to profit from data in motion.
Edited by Jamie Epstein
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