KDDI picks Cisco’s virtualised packet core for 5G

23 Oct 2019

US-based Cisco Systems this week (21 October) announced a collaboration with Japanese telco KDDI (au) to support the latter’s migration to fifth-generation technology. In the press release, the vendor confirmed that KDDI will use a range of Cisco 5G Now portfolio products, starting with the Cisco Virtualised Packet Core – at the heart of the network – and Control and User Plane Separation (CUPS) architecture, to offer improved services to its customer base in Japan.

The installation of Cisco’s 5G virtualised packet core will allow the mobile operator to ‘accelerate its 5G and IoT innovation with enterprise customers, offering more flexible and competitive pricing,’ said Cisco. KDDI is looking to develop 5G to include a range of innovative areas such as smart factory, self-driving cars, remote control, telemedicine and stadium watching with free viewpoint video, it confirmed.

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