T-Mobile and Cisco launch the world’s largest Cloud Native Converged Core Gateway

BELLEVUE, Wash. & SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced it has partnered with Cisco to launch the world’s largest, highly scalable, nationwide distributed cloud-native converged core gateway. The Un carrier moved all of its 5G and 4G traffic to the new cloud-native core gateway, which immediately boosted performance for customers with a more than 10% improvement in speed and latency. It’s like turning two townhouses into one giant mansion by removing walls (or barriers) and then outfitting that mansion with the latest, groundbreaking technology.

The new Converged Core Gateway also simplifies operations for T-Mobile by allowing the Un carrier to move resources more flexibly and introduce services such as 5G Home Internet. It will also reduce time to market for new 5G and IoT services such as network slicing and voice over 5G (VoNR) by allowing T-Mobile to easily test and deploy new features at scale.

“T-Mobile customers already have access to the largest, highest-performing 5G network in the country, and we innovate every day to further enhance their experience,” said Delan Beah, senior vice president of Core Network and Services Engineering at T-mobile phone, mobile phone. “This cloud-native core gateway will take our network to new heights and enable us to accelerate 5G by delivering the highest level of performance to consumers and businesses across the country, while enabling new applications powered by next-generation networks be made possible.”

With a fully automated converged core gateway, T-Mobile can simplify network functions across cloud, edge and data centers to significantly reduce operational lifecycle management. The increased efficiency benefits customers immediately, allowing them even faster speeds. The new core is also more distributed than ever, resulting in lower latency and advanced features like edge computing.

“Our strategic relationship with T-Mobile is based on co-innovation, with a shared vision to establish best practices for 5G and the future Internet,” said Masum Mir, senior vice president and general manager, Cisco Networking Provider Mobility. “This is the kind of network that every operator aspires to. It will support today’s most advanced consumer and enterprise 5G applications, enabling T-Mobile to easily and scalably test and deploy new and emerging 5G and IoT applications.”

The fully automated converged core architecture is based on Cisco’s cloud-native control plane, optimized to bare metal with Kubernetes-orchestrated containers, freeing up over 20% of CPU (central processing unit) cores. The converged core solution leverages a broad mix of Cisco’s flagship networking solutions, including Cisco 8000 series routers, 5G and 4G packet core gateways, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and Cisco Nexus 9000 series switches Series with Cisco Network Services Orchestrator for full stack automation.

T-Mobile is a leader in 5G, offering the largest, fastest, and most reliable 5G network in the country. The Un carrier’s extended-range 5G covers 323 million people across 1.9 million square miles — more than AT&T and Verizon combined. 260 million people across the country are covered with T-Mobile’s super-fast Ultra Capacity 5G, and the Un carrier plans to reach 300 million people with Ultra Capacity next year.

More information about the T-Mobile network can be found at: https://www.t-mobile.com/coverage/4g-lte-5g-networks.

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About T Mobile

T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is America’s supercharged un-carrier, delivering an advanced 4G LTE and a transformative nationwide 5G network that will bring reliable connectivity to all. T-Mobile customers benefit from an unmatched combination of value and quality, an unwavering obsession with providing them with the best possible service experience, and an undeniable drive for disruption that fuels competition and innovation in mobile and beyond. Headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands of T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint. For more information, visit: https://www.t-mobile.com

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