Cisco, Celcom enhances M'sian mobile connectivity experience

  • Claims to leverage machine learning to improve service provisioning time
  • To enhance go to market agility, create future ready networks 

Cisco, Celcom enhances M'sian mobile connectivity experienceCisco Systems and Celcom Axiata Bhd announced that their converged software-defined network (SDN) transport infrastructure, which both companies said leveraged machine learning to significantly improve their service provisioning time

In a statement, Cisco claimed this deployment has enabled Celcom to enhance its go to market agility and create a future ready network for business of all sizes as well as consumers.

The company said during the pandemic and movement control order (MCO) in 2020, Celcom’s adoption of its SDN transport infrastructure successfully used automated IP parameter verifications to reduced human errors.

This also mitigates the risks of network service disruptions as well as increased faster time to market capabilities for Celcom’s products and services, it said.

It said the SDN transport network can simultaneously enable fixed and mobile connectivity services for consumers and businesses of all sizes coupling real-time immersive experiences, including IoT connectivity. 

Converged SDN transport network simplifies the network and improves scalability while maintaining a consistent and superior customer experience, Cisco said.

Built with leading edge end-to-end segment routing enabled IP network, one of the very first deployments in the country, Cisco provides a unified, policy-aware network architecture with seamless integration between the transport and data center domains. 

According to Cisco, segment routing also provides the network with the most cost-effective, end-to-end network slicing and low latency capabilities, which also future proofs Celcom’s network.

Cisco, Celcom enhances M'sian mobile connectivity experienceAfizulazha Abdullah (pic), chief operations officer (technology) of Celcom said, “Our continuous collaboration with Cisco is another innovative milestone that enables us to deliver enhanced digital and network services to our customers."

Sanjay Kaul, president, Asia-Pacific and Japan, Cisco Service Provider Business, said, “Together with Celcom, we have delivered a 5G-ready transport network with a cross-domain orchestrator for IP and optical layer that is designed to exceed all consumer and business customer needs,” said

Our focus is to ensure that Celcom has a strong foundation from which to grow revenues, reduce costs and mitigate risk.”


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