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Cisco Enables Sify to Pioneer IP NGN Adoption in India

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September 02, 2008

Cisco Enables Sify to Pioneer IP NGN Adoption in India

By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor

Sify has chosen the Cisco (News - Alert) CRS-1 Carrier Routing System as the foundation of Sify's Internet Protocol Next Generation Network (IP NGN). Sify is focused on enhancing its existing core network to meet its increasing customer demand for sophisticated network services and to address the rapidly evolving India market.

A core component of the Cisco IP NGN architecture, the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System offers capabilities, reliability and scalability required for service providers to provide any-play services.
Raju Vegesna, chairman, CEO and MD for Sify Technologies, explained that they are in the process of transforming their network infrastructure into an IP NGN to deliver triple- play and more. These technology investments are aimed at making Sify more competitive in the services they offer across enterprise and consumer segments going forward.
Vegesna believes Cisco was the right choice for them with their proven expertise and track record over the years. Sify’s new core backbone infrastructure will enable them to extend their pioneering leadership and meet customer demands, now and in the future.
P.J. Nath, executive president, Sify Enterprise services, pointed out that Sify was the first to launch managed connectivity services over a TCP/IP network in April 1998, and has continually pioneered managed infrastructure services, as well as set the standard for such services in India.
The migration of Sify’s core network infrastructure to an IP NGN enables them to offer more sophisticated services for voice, video and data, with higher levels of service quality for customers. According to Nath, with this investment, Sify has once again set the standard for the data telecom services industry in India.
Naresh Wadhwa, president and country manager, Cisco India and SAARC, said that the CRS-1, a new class of router system, will let carriers seamlessly migrate all of their existing communications infrastructures for voice, video, and data onto a single, packet infrastructure. He observed that the IP NGN architecture will help Sify to constantly evolve to adapt to customer demand and new technology opportunities.
Vice President of Service Provider for Cisco India and SAARC, Rajesh Chainani, indicated that Indian service providers are working towards greater control of their network and overall operations to succeed against competitive and market forces.
IP NGN brings about a broad network transformation that encompasses not just the service provider's network, but their entire business. Cisco believes this is one of the first steps for a service provider to move towards becoming an 'Experience Provider.'
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Anuradha Shukla is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anuradha’s article, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Michelle Robart

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