Wednesday, January 5, 2011

VZ Delivers LTE for Cisco Cius Business Tablet, Router

Beginning this Spring. Verizon Wireless will offer an LTE version of the Cisco Cius mobile collaboration business tablet, which was unveiled last year. The companies also announced an LTE WAN interface card for the Cisco second-generation Integrated Services Router (ISR G2), which will enable Verizon Wireless' 3G and 4G enterprise and small and medium-sized business customers with branch office connectivity.

The new Cisco 4G LTE Enhanced High-Speed WAN Interface Card (EHWIC) integrates with the Cisco ISR G2. In addition, Verizon Wireless is adding the Dynamic Mobile Network Routing (DMNR) capability to its 4G LTE offers. DMNR is based on Network Mobility (NEMO) support in the Cisco IOS.

"Enterprises have come to know they can rely on Cisco and Verizon Wireless to put the business communication and collaboration tools they need in their hands. Together we're taking the next step with the combination of the Cisco Cius mobile collaboration tablet and Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network. Collaboration delivered over 4G LTE will be a whole new level of access for enterprise users," said Janet Schijns, vice president, Business Solutions Group at Verizon Wireless.

"The 4G LTE Interface card on the Cisco ISR G2 platform is a game changer for our customers, including Verizon Wireless, who are now able to deploy a rich set of productivity-enhancing solutions across its 4G LTE network," said Praveen Akkiraju, senior vice president and general manager, Service Routing Technology Group, Cisco. "Our collaboration with Verizon Wireless enables enterprises and small and medium-sized businesses to create innovative services such as next-generation video-enabled ATMs and 'Shop-in-a-Box' retail solutions."