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Mobile TeleSystems Belarus and Cisco Create Unique-for-Belarus Broadband Solution

posted 29 Oct 2013, 07:25 by Santosh Kumar

MINSK, BELARUS  October 28, 2013 – Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) Belarus, leading mobile service provider in CIS, and Cisco announced a successful launch into commercial operation of a multi-vendor Fiber to the X (FTTx) project. In its framework MTS plans to connect 130,000 Belarusian households to the Internet using high-speed fixed broadband access network. For Cisco it is the first project in the territory of CIS where Broadband Network Gateway (BNG) functionality of Typhoon line cards for Cisco® ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers was used. 

In order to optimize operating expenses (OPEX) and rationalize distribution of investment resources for the FTTx project, MTS set up its core network on the basis of existing transport infrastructure built and actively used for the delivery of 3G services. A unique topology of that network - which has no analogs in Belarus - makes it possible to process huge amounts of data and guarantee high quality of service to end users. 

MTS chose field-proven Cisco ASR 9000 core routers for their exceptional performance combined with rich functionality to satisfy growing demand for bandwidth. Deployment of Cisco ASR 9000 routers expanded the capacity of the MTS transport network, raised the reliability and ensured comprehensive support for the IPv6 protocol.  

Key Facts / Highlights:

  • IPv6 was developed to solve the shortage of address space of its predecessor IPv4. IPv4 supports 4.3 billion unique global addresses, while the new protocol supports 3.4 x 1038 = 340 trillion trillion trillion addresses - about 670 quadrillion addresses per square millimeter of the Earth's surface. It means that IPv6 address space is almost unlimited.  
  • IPv6 provides end users with a number of benefits – first of all, with a sufficient number of direct static IP addresses needed to identify all user devices in a global network. The protocol makes it possible to supply every end user with a range of unique static addresses as well as assign a whole subnet large enough to support various devices: PCs, sensors, security appliances, video surveillance tools, etc. 
  • According to Cisco forecasts, by 2015 there will be almost 15 billion data generating devices in the world. By 2017 fast proliferation of such devices will boost IP traffic to 1.4 zettabytes, which is 14 times more than total global IP traffic in 2008. In this situation service providers must rely on new network technologies and advanced routing solutions capable of handling tremendous traffic growth and support new services.