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Vi and Cisco are deploying Cisco’s fully virtualized Ultra Packet Core across India to accelerate digital transformation and enhance the quality of experience for Vi consumers, retails, and enterprise customers.

Cisco Ultra Packet Core offers scalable, simplified and automated network architecture, enabling enhanced performance, faster time to market and new use cases, including VoWiFi.

Cisco Ultra Packet Core will enable Vi’s network to be 5G-ready and deliver innovative use cases for consumers across varied industry verticals, spanning healthcare, education and IOT.

Mumbai, NFAPost: Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL), India’s leading telecom operator, announced its collaboration with Cisco to simplify and automate its network to support 4G and, in the future, 5G use cases, and offer a better-quality experience for its consumer, retail, and enterprise customers.

At a time when the quality of digital experiences matters most, Vi is working with Cisco to design and build a cost-efficient network architecture to drive greater speed to market with emerging opportunities in 4G & 5G, cloud, and IOT.

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.

Vodafone Idea Ltd Chief Technology Officer Jagbir Singh said Vi is committed to provide seamless connectivity to its customers and enhancing user experiences, empowered by an intelligent and automated network.

“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,” said Jagbir Singh.

Cisco Vice President of EMEAR Service Provider Adam MacHale said the strong, trusted relationship between Vi and Cisco sits at the heart of this exciting deployment.

“Vi is committed to delivering best-in-class services to their subscribers and bridging the digital divide that separates urban from rural areas. Success depends upon a highly resilient, secure, and scalable network infrastructure that can meet any challenge or opportunity,” said Adam MacHale.

Adam MacHale said it is a significant step forward in India’s transformation journey. “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,” said Adam MacHale.
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