Cisco launches Network Convergence System to manage online traffic

ciscoNetworking major Cisco Systems launched a product, Network Convergence System, which the company says would help service providers manage the growing data and voice traffic well and offer better services to end consumers.

With Internet traffic rapidly growing amid new waves of cloud, smartphones, video and machine-to-machine applications, Cisco has introduced the NCS system which is designed to serve as the foundation of more scalable and smarter Internet, the company said.

“NCS is a powerful solution for service providers who are looking to create robust networks, data centers and applications … this will provide a competitive edge to service providers in India who are currently grappling with multiple challenges,” Sanjay Rohatgi, MD, Service Provider Sales, Cisco India and SAARC, said at the launch.

Talking about India scenario, he said that service providers are facing challenges like spectrum crunch, high growth in voice, video and data traffic.

The new system addresses these issues and would lower the data handling costs up to 45 per cent of service providers as the solution enhances resource utilisation, he said.

“We have started discussions with service providers in India and have received good response from them,” he said, without revealing the names of operators.

Cisco said that several leading global service providers, including UK-based Sky, KDDI in Japan and Telstra in Australia, are deploying its new system to create new revenue streams, simplify operations and deliver personalised experiences to their customers.

“NCS can integrate with Cisco’s management and orchestration software and create a highly programmable network that can provision new services and applications automatically, thus helping service providers drive new revenue models,” said Sanjeev Mervana- Senior Director, Service Provider Products & Solutions, Cisco Inc.