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5G-ready IP Transport Network project to provide seamless connections across Brazil

Cisco and NEC Corporation have announced that Telefonica Vivo is deploying a simplified and automated , 5G-ready IP network for its converged mobile and fixed networks as part of the Fusion Network Project in Brazil supported by industry-leading solutions from the vendors .

Cisco and NEC have been closely collaborating in Brazil for over 10 years and now are a part of a Global System Integrator Agreement ( GSIA ) signed in 2020 , enabling them to seamlessly deploy an automated transport 5G-ready network for Telefonica Vivo . coupled with segment routing , will increase Telefonica Vivo ’ s network scalability and flexibility as it prepares to launch 5G . The Fusion Network Architecture will provide the scalability and flexibility needed to design and deliver new services .
As part of the agreement , Cisco will provide industry-leading network equipment including ASR 9000 and NCS 540 series routers for IP transport , Cisco Crosswork Network Controller as the multi-vendor SDN solution , and Cisco Crosswork Hierarchical Controller to enable multi-vendor and multi-layer automation within the Fusion Network domain .
NEC will serve as the key network integrator and provide local engineering capabilities with 5G xHaul transformation services to deliver a scalable migration for thousands of nodes .
“ Since the transport network will play a key role in supporting innovative customer experiences and new services built on 5G , we needed trusted partners with a solid track record and local delivery capabilities ,” said Elmo Matos , Planning Director , Telefonica Vivo .
“ Building on our partnership with NEC , we are pleased to enable Telefonica Vivo in
Telefonica designed the Fusion Network Project as a platform for incorporating services into a single network infrastructure , offering advanced communications services and transforming the customer experience .
Leveraging the power of automation , the project aims to offer a more agile , scalable , and flexible network with improved reliability for both residential users and enterprises in the 5G era .
As defined in the Fusion Network Project , Cisco and NEC will work together to optimize Telefonica Vivo ’ s total cost of ownership ( TCO ) and increase business agility by simplifying its network architecture and operations , converging mobile and fixed networks , and automating multi-layer networks across packet , optical and microwave domains .
In addition , Segment Routing IPv6 will be implemented to enable a unified architecture with network slicing capabilities .
The simplification and automation of a multidomain , multi-layer converged network
Cisco will serve as the key networking advisor leveraging a long-standing relationship and in-depth understanding of Telefonica Vivo ’ s network .
Also building on a strong relationship and knowledge of the Telefonica Vivo network , providing faster , more seamless connections through a more modern , simplified network ,” said Shaun McCarthy , Vice President of Worldwide Sales , Mass Infrastructure Group , Cisco . “ It is a great honor for Cisco to help be the bridge that is bringing the Internet for the Future to Brazil .” p
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