Indian telecom operator Vodafone Idea (Vi) will collaborate with Cisco to improve its existing 4G network and, in the future, 5G use cases for offering better quality experience for its customers.
By building an intelligent and automated network architecture, Vi seeks to drive emerging opportunities in 4G and 5G, cloud, and IoT (Internet of Things) in a cost-efficient manner, said a press release.
Adding Cisco Ultra Packet Core to its network architecture, Vi can deploy a host of innovative new software applications and services, including voice-over-Wi-Fi (VoWiFi).
Cisco Ultra Packet Core offers greater performance and capacity for Vi's network through automation and analytics, helping Vi reach and connect more people and devices faster, the release said.
"We are committed to providing seamless connectivity to our customers and enhancing user experiences, empowered by an intelligent and automated network," said Jagbir Singh, Chief Technology Officer, Vodafone Idea Ltd. "As part of our digital transformation journey, we are happy to partner with Cisco to bring innovative new services to more people in the digital era."
Adam MacHale, VP, EMEAR Service Provider, Cisco, said, “Vi is committed to delivering best-in-class services to their subscribers and bridging the digital divide that separates urban from rural areas. This is a significant step forward in India’s transformation journey”.
Adam added, “it puts Vi in a strong position to take advantage of the future opportunities that 5G, cloud, and IoT Services will bring, supporting critical industry sectors such as healthcare and education”.