Telefónica Taps Cisco for Next-Gen Network

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Telefónica Global Solutions has chosen Cisco for its enhanced Internet Protocol Next Generation Network. The upgraded network will support new and future revenue-generating services and help ensure that Telefónica has the capacity to meet the needs of its global customer base, including those in America, Asia and Europe, Cisco said.

Cisco says its CRS-3 and ASR 9000 Series routers will supply enhanced capacity, high resiliency and robust IPv6 support that will be integral in supporting Telefónica's Internet growth.

"Telefónica is committed to using the most innovative technology for all its services and products," said Alejandro Martínez, VP of Telefónica Global Solutions, global network and platforms. "As a global company with a network spanning Asia, Europe, and the Americas, we're committed to leading the world in high-speed infrastructure that will ultimately give our customers more choice, flexibility and innovation. This network expansion helps ensure that Telefónica can meet that commitment" states."

The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast, 2011-2016, projects that global Internet traffic will increase more than fourfold to more than a zettabyte by 2016. This amount is 100 exabytes higher than the projected level in 2013, or an increase the equivalent of 10 times all the traffic traversing IP networks in 2008.

Telefónica's network connects more than 100 locations in more than 60 cities and 40 countries connecting the main cities of Europe, Latin America, the United States and Asia.

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