AT&T and Cisco Advance AT&T’s Network on Demand Platform
DALLAS and SAN JOSE, Calif. Sept. 30, 2015 — AT&T* and Cisco are collaborating to enhance the AT&T Network on Demand platform by developing and deploying advanced virtualized technologies, including software-based customer premise equipment (CPE) that will deliver expanded benefits to business customers.
AT&T is utilizing Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technologies to create dynamic, on-demand services. Together with Cisco, AT&T is leading the shift to next-generation networking by providing customers more flexible and scalable services and experiences.
“AT&T and Cisco are longstanding technology and business collaborators with a proven track record of success,” said Pankaj Patel, executive vice president and chief development officer, Cisco. “By combining Cisco’s industry-leading portfolio of over 100 virtualized network functions with AT&T’s vision and industry leadership, together we are working to capture new business opportunities that deliver on the promise of virtualization.”
“We’re working with Cisco to bring the next-generation network technology benefits to our customers. Cisco is an industry leader in networking. Their extensive SDN and NFV capabilities will broaden and enhance our Network on Demand platform,” Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO, AT&T Mobile and Business Solutions.
We’re continuing to make our network dynamic and adaptive with these new Network on Demand capabilities. This will enable the agility, speed and efficiency customers need.
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Reliability and signal strength claims based on nationwide carriers’ LTE. Signal strength claim based ONLY on avg. LTE signal strength. LTE not available everywhere.
*Global coverage claim based on offering discounted voice and data roaming; LTE roaming; voice roaming; and world-capable smartphone and tablets in more countries than any other U.S. based carrier. Coverage not available in all areas. Coverage may vary per country and be limited/restricted in some countries.
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