Cisco doubles density of high-performance edge router

Cisco announced it is doubling the density of its flagship edge router, the Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series. Also introduced is a new single-slot 16 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GE) line card, delivering over 100 Gbps.

The use of video and mobile Internet is growing at a staggering rate. By 2013, the sum of all forms of video such as TV, video on demand, Internet video, and peer-to-peer will exceed 90 percent of global consumer traffic, according to the Cisco Visual Networking Index. In addition, fixed-network and mobile data combined is expected to grow 66-fold in the same period. To address this growth, the Cisco ASR 9000 continues to add capacity and capabilities specifically engineered to help service providers handle current and future demands.

The Cisco ASR 9000 is designed to deliver massive scale, non-stop video experience and a reduced carbon footprint. It also includes the Cisco QuantumFlow Processor, the widely adopted self-healing and self-defending Cisco IOS XR operating software, and modular, pay-as-you-grow power supplies. More than 200 global service providers have deployed the Cisco ASR 1000 and 9000 series routers since 2008.

The Cisco ASR 9000 Series brings six times the capacity of competing products to Carrier Ethernet mobile backhaul. All Cisco ASR 9000 line cards are SyncE-ready, which means they inherently work with cell site routers to deliver seamless mobile handoffs.

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