SAN JOSE, Calif., - September 18, 2014 - Cisco today announced that Belgacom has broadened its relationship with Cisco and purchased additional Cisco mobile Internet products to help evolve its network and provide Belgacom customers with mobile Internet experiences. The Cisco products are the Cisco Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) and Cisco Mobility Management Entity (MME), key components of the Cisco® Aggregated Services Router (ASR) 5000 Series.
Belgacom is a leading Belgian telecommunications service provider in mobile coverage; its Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) network reaches 99.98 percent of the Belgian population, and its 3G reaches 97 percent. Belgacom offers industry-leading speeds, with drive tests showing the best data transfer performance of all three Belgian mobile operators and best-in-class in upload speeds.
The Cisco ASR 5000 Series provides the foundation for Belgacom's new 4G long-term evolution (LTE) network, enabling it to deliver higher bandwidth and greater intelligence for faster mobile Internet services and an enhanced user experience. In addition, the Cisco ASR 5000 enables unified management of Belgacom's existing 2G and 3G mobile Internet services.
By choosing the Cisco ASR 5000 Series for its mobile Internet network, Belgacom gains:
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