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NEW MOMENTUM FOR THE NEWEST PLATFORMS – Helping Enable the Next-Generation Internet

April 15, 2010 - 0 Comments

The momentum of Cisco’s flagship CRS-3 and ASR 9000 platforms continues to increase.

Include Dutch service provider KPN in the camp of those who believe the 322-terabit capacity of Cisco’s new CRS-3 core router – as well as its embedded data center and cloud computing intelligence – is vital for supporting the continuing growth of video transmission, mobile devices and new online services.

“Cisco is working with us to anticipate what the future of the Internet holds. By choosing the Cisco CRS-3, we’ve boosted the capacity, increased the quality and prepared for future growth of our core IP next-generation network,” said Eric Kuisch, General Manager, Networks and Services, KPN.

The Cisco CRS-3 has the capacity to allow every person in China make a video call simultaneously, and to enable every motion picture ever created to be streamed in less than four minutes.  If that sort of capacity seems unnecessary, consider that when the 92-terabit CRS-1 was announced in 2004, many felt that Cisco would be fortunate to sell even 50.  At the moment, Cisco has shipped more than 5,000. 

And count NTT America as yet another major service provider that believes the power, scalability and capabilities of Cisco’s industry-leading ASR 9000 edge routers are necessary to ensure top network performance and meet the demand for high-definition video.

Doug Junkins, NTT America chief technology officer, said, “The Cisco ASR 9000 was the best platform, and not only met the performance requirements our customers have today but provided a clear path to enabling our future 100G service plans.”

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