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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cisco outlines LTE strategy

Source: Network World Cisco Subnet Blog
Despite its immersion in WiMAX as a strategic 4G offering via the Navini Networks acquisition and deep involvement with Clearwire, Cisco also plans to play in the LTE space -- no doubt due to the selection of LTE by deep-pocketed customers Verizon and AT&T for their 4G buildouts.

Cisco claims to be "LTE ready" today by offering a mobile gateway on its 7600 series routers by way of the Service and Application Module for IP (SAMI). But they will not be LTE gateway capable until LTE-specific software is available for it. Kittur Nagesh, senior director of Worldwide Service Provider marketing at Cisco, would not say when that will be but he added that it will be in early field trials with mobile operators late this year.

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