US-based technology provider Cisco has announced that TeliaSonera Sweden is deploying a point-to-point fibre-optic network based on Cisco IP next generation network (IP NGN) equipment, making it possible to deliver symmetrical broadband services at up to 100Mbps directly to homes and businesses. The Cisco fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) solution enables TeliaSonera to offer advanced services for consumers and businesses over a single, highly scalable next generation platform, including multi-room IPTV and video-on-demand (VoD), high-definition videoconferencing and low-latency connectivity for data centres. The new network can scale to deliver symmetrical bandwidths of up to 1Gbps.
TeliaSonera deployed the Cisco ME 3400 Series and Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series Carrier Ethernet switches in its fibre network. The Cisco Carrier Ethernet portfolio also features sophisticated capabilities to support video services (including videoconferencing, IPTV, HDTV and VoD) with minimal packet loss, delay and jitter. TeliaSonera already uses Cisco CRS-1 carrier routing systems in its IP NGN core network.