Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cisco Adds Traffic Packet Optimization to ASR 5000 (Starent)

Cisco introduced a Traffic Packet Optimization service capability for its ASR 5000 platform, its IP-based mobile core platform that was developed by Starent Networks, which Cisco acquired last year.

Traffic Packet Optimization optimizes transmission control protocol (TCP) and hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) traffic over a mobile connection to improve the performance of video and Web applications. Some of the performance gains are accomplished via compression, thereby reducing the amount of traffic in a service providers' network. These capabilities are software-enabled.

Cisco said its ASR 5000 In-Line Services could also help service providers deliver differentiated services that can be quickly monetized and optimized for customer attraction and retention.