Germany's increasing use of VoIP is pushing the growth of IP networks in the country, according to networking vendor Cisco.
"The accelerating demand for advanced broadband services has resulted in Telefonica deploying one of the largest distributed Cisco PGW networks we have implemented to date," said Michael Ganser, general manager and vice president at Cisco Systems Germany.
He added that the expanded network will support the growth of wholesale and retail broadband voice services, and help Telefonica deliver new fixed-mobile converged services to consumers and businesses.
The work was carried out by Cisco with its partner Dimension Data and uses Cisco PGW 2200 Series soft switches and Cisco AS 5350 Series and AS 5400 Series Media Gateways.
Telefonica serves 30 national carriers and 160 ISPs.
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