No Slowing for the Holidays
The end-of-year holiday season is traditionally positioned as a chance to slow down and re-charge, but Cisco’s industry-leading products for service providers didn’t get the memo. Their momentum continued unabated.
Just two days before Christmas, Cisco announced that Dutch service provider KPN has chosen the Cisco CRS-3 multi-chassis carrier routing system, which will be deployed at the heart of KPN’s Internet peering network. The CRS-3 solution will transport all of KPN’s IP traffic to the Internet as part of KPN’s Internet Cluster Environment (ICE).
Not long before, Verizon announced that its IP network, one of the most advanced communications networks in the world, will be upgraded in the first half of 2012 with the Cisco CRS-3 to enable new services and meet growing traffic demands in several key U.S. markets, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York and Seattle.
As for the ASR 9000 edge routing system, Fibrenoire, a service provider offering Internet and private network services over an optical fiber network in Quebec and Ontario, has completed implementation of an end-to-end Cisco Carrier Ethernet System covering the Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto regions. Fibrenoire’s network is based on the ASR 9000.
Additionally, Next Communications, a Miami-based voice and video provider, has deployed Cisco technology for its IP Next-Generation Network. Integral to this will be deployment of the ASR 9000 and ASR 1000 routers for 100GE port capacity and greater resiliency.
And a couple of other interesting news items:
- Cisco and TeliaSonera teamed recently to deliver the world’s fastest Internet connection”. TeliaSonera managed a 120 Gigabit connection to the Internet at the digital entertainment festival DreamHack, using the CRS-3, ASR 9000, and Cisco ONS 15454 MSTP.
- Cisco and US Signal, a leading provider of regional transport, data center and Internet Protocol (IP) services, announced successful completion of the first 100 Gigabit (100G) coherent DWDM trial based on the industry-leading performance of the ONS 15454.