Cisco SGSN Serving GPRS Support Node

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Enhance Mobile Network Performance

For a comprehensive, reliable solution, 3GPP operators choose Cisco SGSN Serving GPRS Support Node. These operators deploy mobile multimedia networks such as:

  • Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
  • Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE)
  • Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service (UMTS)
  • High-speed packet access (HSPA)

The SGSN function is supported on the market-leading Cisco ASR 5000 Series, combining subscriber and network intelligence with high performance to:

  • Deliver outstanding call transaction rates
  • Improve mobile network performance and profitability

Support Multiple Networks and Network Functions on One Platform

The innovative design of Starent's SGSN helps ensure this intelligent and high-capacity solution will support 3GPP mobile operators as they evolve their networks to HSPA and EPC through a Release 8 SGSN.

Other benefits include:

  • High-capacity and efficient packet handling
  • Full UTRAN/GERAN to core network access support includes mobility management, GTP tunneling and de-tunneling, and PDP context activation and management, as well as attaches/detaches and billing
  • Optional support for Cisco‚Äôs FastPath architecture and Direct Tunnel improves the subscriber experience and reduces operational and capital expenditures by optimizing the usage of subscriber plane resources
  • Increased flexibility by enabling any combination of 2.5G and 3G on a single platform
  • SGSN can be combined with GGSN and in the future any of the EPC elements on a single platform to maximize efficiency and flexibility, reduce latency, and simplify and optimize network architecture
  • Frame Relay, ATM, and IP-based transport on all radio and core network interfaces enhances performance, offers outstanding scalability, and reduces interconnectivity complexity
  • High availability helps ensure subscriber satisfaction and 99.999 percent system availability

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