KDDI to Deliver 4G LTE Mobile Internet Services With the Cisco ASR 5500

KDDI to Deliver 4G LTE Mobile Internet Services With the Cisco ASR 5500 
Japan's Major Mobile Operator Chooses Cisco Elastic Evolved Packet
Core to Enable Innovative Mobile Internet Services 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 --  Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)
announced today that KDDI Corp., Japan's leading telecommunications
service provider, has chosen the Cisco(R) ASR 5500 mobile multimedia
core platform as a core element of its mobile Internet network. The
Cisco ASR 5500 will be a foundational element for KDDI's 4G long-term
evolution (LTE) network, where it delivers higher bandwidth and
greater intelligence for faster mobile Internet services and enhanced
user experiences.  
Cisco and KDDI share a vision where mobility presents business
opportunities involving the connection of new devices, data and
things. An intelligent software-driven architecture is what will
expedite delivery of innovative KDDI mobile Internet services for
people and organizations. 
Key Facts/Highlights 

--  According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile
    Data Traffic Forecast Update (2012 to 2017), mobile data traffic in
    Japan will grow 14-fold, a compound annual growth rate of 71 percent.
    It will reach an annual run rate of 1.8 exabytes in 2017. Japan
    generates 16 percent of the world's total mobile data traffic with
    only two percent of Internet-enabled devices.
--  New mobile devices are emerging every day, from tablets and
    smartphones to smart cars, introducing new applications and services,
    as well as widely varying traffic patterns. The Cisco ASR 5500
    provides intra-chassis virtualization capable of allocating resources
    on-demand across transactions, throughput and sessions over
    heterogeneous networks to support multiple control and bearer
    functions and services, such as policy charging and rules function
    (PCRF) and deep packet inspection (DPI), with high-reliability and
--  The Cisco ASR 5500 is a robust, multimedia services platform that
    brings a new level of network and customer intelligence coupled with
    the ability to provide dynamic quality of service, policy control and
    contextual analytics to the mobile network. Such int
elligence is
    critical to delivering real-time, personalized mobile services and
    monetizing the network.

Supporting Quotes 

--  Toshihiko Yumoto, vice president and general manager, Network
    Technical Development Division, KDDI Corp.
     "Cisco is an important
    enabler for KDDI au mobile service as we share the same vision when it
    comes to delivering high-quality, advanced mobile Internet services,
    whether it is over 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi network. Our recent decision to use
    Cisco as our mobile packet core provider will help enable us to
    deliver an improved level of service intelligence and performance to
    customers across Japan, namely our new au 3G and 4G LTE services."
--  Kelly Ahuja, senior vice president and general manager, Service
    Provider Mobility Group, Cisco
     "Through the leading technology and
    services of the Cisco ASR 5500, we are uniquely offering service
    providers the opportunity to keep up with this surging demand from
    their customers in the 'new normal' and also to enable their ability
    to grow profitability. All this is designed to help service providers
    offer new differentiated services and to maximize the return on their
    existing investments. We are delighted to collaborate with KDDI to
    quickly and efficiently launch new, advanced mobile 4G LTE services
    that will benefit them and their custom

Supporting Video 

--  KDDI Expands its Mobile Network with the Cisco ASR 5500

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