Cisco and Pelephone partner to boost mobile internet capacity

18 Jun 2013

US-based hardware vendor Cisco has announced plans to work with Israeli mobile network operator and Bezeq subsidiary Pelephone to develop and deploy a radio network topology for handling the surge in demand for mobile internet services. Under the collaboration, Cisco has said it will test what it claims is the world’s first self-optimising heterogeneous configuration combining small-cell, Wi-Fi and macro technologies on Pelephone’s live production network. Commenting on the development, Pelephone CEO Gil Sharon noted: ‘We are always eager to innovate. We did it more than four years ago when we launched a high-speed access network and three years ago when we deployed the world’s first self-optimising network solution. Today, together with Cisco, we are delighted that the same technology will now enable us to transform our network with small cells and make it truly heterogeneous.’