Starent seals Cox contract

2 Jun 2009

US-based equipment vendor Starent Networks has announced that it has been contracted by triple-play cable operator Cox Communications to supply the multimedia core of its upcoming 3G network. Cox will use Starent’s Packet Data Serving Node (PDSN) and Home Agent (HA) platforms to deliver data and multimedia services. Cox plans to enter the 3G market in the second half of 2009 but already has one eye on future developments, deploying technology geared towards migration to a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. Jon Morgan, Starent senior director of product marketing claimed that carriers ‘don’t need a new hardware platform to go to LTE with us. It’s all software upgradeable.’

United States, Cox Communications