MetroPCS will use Cisco gear to transition to IPv6

MetroPCS (NYSE:PCS) has started to transition its mobile Internet network to IPv6 protocol technology and will use Cisco's IPv6 gear to help manage the process. The company has deployed Cisco's IPv6 solution in the core and for IP aggregation. 

MetroPCS has said that IPv6 is critical to 3G and 4G mobile Internet networking. According to Ed Chao, MetroPCS' senior vice president of corporate engineering and network operations, the company is deploying the Cisco gear as a way to position the company so it can support increased service, application and end-user demands.

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