SingTel and Cisco Launch Next-Generation High-Speed Global

SingTel and Cisco Launch Next-Generation High-Speed Global Carrier
Ethernet Network for Business Customers 
SINGAPORE -- (Marketwire) -- 11/27/12 --  Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) --
SingTel has announced that it is the first service provider in the
Asia-Pacific region to globally deploy Multiprotocol Label
Switching-Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) technology for its ConnectPlus
E-Line service, providing its multinational corporation (MNC)
customers with scalable high-speed connections worldwide. Using the
Cisco(R) MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP) suite of Carrier Packet
Transport technologies -- SingTel's customers can now enjoy data
bandwidths of up to 10 gigabits per second to support
bandwidth-intensive applications with high service reliability across
their global offices.   
In the coming year, SingTel will use this platform to deliver
dedicated point-to-multipoint and electronic Bandwidth-On-Demand
(eBOD) for ConnectPlus E-Line services. 
Highlights/Key facts: 

--  Cisco Carrier Packet Transport solution provides SingTel with a
    network that unifies both packet and transport domains. This converged
    network is highly manageable, scalable and flexible to support current
    as well as new services.
--  One of the industry's first standards-based MPLS-TP technology
    solutions, SingTel can allow business enterprises to easily scale up
    connectivity requirements even for short-term use.
--  With MPLS-TP, SingTel is able to serve its customers with a greater
    degree of freedom in terms of network topology demands regardless of
    its customers' locations, traffic conditions and bandwidth
    requirements. MPLS-TP also brings predictable resiliency and
    simplicity to service provisioning. This allows SingTel to respond
    faster to customers' business needs and fulfil stringent service level
--  SingTel's customers will enjoy highly flexible, resilient and
    cost-effective high-speed connectivity services while it embarks on
    building next-generation enterprise architecture which supports video
    and cloud services across the globe.
--  The Cisco Carrier Packet Transport solution provides SingTel with an
    industry-leading space and power footprint, high density and
    pay-as-you-grow architecture. The standards-based platform provides
    key features to meet the strictest requirement in industries such as
    finance and transportation.
--  Cisco's MPLS-TP based solution allows SingTel to better serve its ever
    increasing customer base, to help its key customers meet challenging
    ICT requirement, and to capture new market transitions and
--  According to Cisco's Visual Networking Index, Internet traffic will
    reach 12 gigabytes per capita in 2016, and business Internet Protocol
    traffic will grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 22 per cent
    from 2011 to 2016.

Supporting Quotes: 

--  Jeff White, Vice President for Cisco's Service Provider Business in
    Asia Pacific, Japan and China
     "The video, cloud, and mobile services
    are defining new meshed traffic patterns and placing unprecedented
    demands on the transport network architecture. In deploying the Cisco
    Carrier Packet Transport solution, SingTel is able to simplify service
    fulfilment complexity and evolve the ConnectPlus suite of services
    into a new generation converged transport architecture ready for
    enabling future services."
--  Mr Goh Boon Huat, SingTel's Vice President of Business Products
    SingTel, customers' business priorities have always been our key
    focus. With the implementation of these latest technologies in our
    network, customers' networks will be future-ready for the delivery of
    ICT services across multiple geographies. We can help our customers
    achieve greater business advantage by allowing them to deploy
    data-intensive applications such as video conferencing, multimedia,
    data analysis and business continuity planning."

Additional Resources: 

--  Whitepaper: Understanding MPLS-TP and Its Benefits
--  Cisco Carrier Packet Transport: The Foundation for the Next-Generation
    Transport Network
--  Cisco's Service Provider Blog: SP360
--  Follow Cisco APAC on twitter: @CiscoAPAC

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