Iliad deploys 5G-ready IP network with Cisco

10 Apr 2019

Iliad, the newest of Italy’s four cellcos, has contracted Cisco to deploy a national IP network powered by Segment Routing IPv6 (SRv6). According to a Cisco press release, the SRv6 deployment enables Iliad to build a 5G-ready network that is extremely scalable with improved reliability, flexibility and agility, all while helping to reduce CAPEX and OPEX. The new architecture is built upon multiple products from the Cisco networking portfolio, including the ASR 9000 and NCS 5500 routers for core IP, NCS routers for DWDM infrastructure, and Nexus switches for data centres.

French-owned Iliad joined Italy’s mobile market in May 2018 and had attracted more than 2.8 million subscribers by the end of the year.

Italy, Cisco Systems, Iliad Italia