Scartel, Russia’s provider of high-speed wireless Internet, is offering access under the Yota brand and powered by Cisco’s latest mobility technologies. Georgian mobile operator MagtiCom launched its Mobile WiMAX services using the end-to-end Cisco Broadband Wireless Solution.
Yota‘s network provides service within the Sadovoye Ring in Moscow and at the Vassilyevsky Island and Petrogradsky District in St. Petersburg. The network will provide a platform for high-speed, 4G mobile services that will help make “on-the-move” broadband access available to more people.
Cisco is providing Scartel with optical transport based on DWDM, a high-speed IP MPLS data network and data centre technologies designed to support high-quality video distribution. The network was designed to support the heavy traffic loads required of Scartel’s network while offering an economical solution. Cisco demonstrated full interoperability between its WiMAX radio and core network platforms including WiMAX Profile C compliant ASN Gateway on the multi-service 7600 platform.
Scartel is working on plans to build a nationwide 4G mobile wireless Internet access network across all Russian cities. From now till March 31, 2009, Yota is offering free access to the Internet and Yota services.
MagtiCom is deploying a Cisco Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) that integrates mobile voice and WiMAX services into a single converged network. MagtiCom is currently offering broadband Internet via WiMAX in the capital, Tbilisi, as well as in nine major cities across the country. By the end of 2009, the operator is planning to cover all key cities and regional centers of Georgia with WiMAX broadband services.
MagtiCom is offering WiMAX-based mobile Internet to both business and residential customers and is planning to deploy additional services such as residential voice over IP (VoIP) and managed voice/ virtual private network (VPN) for business customers.
The Cisco Advanced Services team supported MagtiCom through all phases of the project, including requirements planning, end-to-end network design for radio frequency and IP components, implementation, and overall program management. Greennet, a Cisco Certified Partner, was responsible for on-site services, such as site survey, drive testing and network optimization.
Cisco’s Broadband Wireless Solution is based on the Mobile WiMAX Profile-C Network Reference Model, which defines an open, standards-based interface between radio base stations and the packet gateways that support them, allowing operators to mix products from different vendors if they choose. The solution incorporates the Cisco Broadband Wireless Gateway (BWG), Cisco 7600 Series Routers, Cisco BWX 8300 and 2300 Series Broadband Wireless Access Systems and Cisco Desktop Client Equipment.