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Cisco Extends Service Provider Routing Leadership

August 15, 2011 - 16 Comments

With service providers facing increasing competitive pressures, their technology suppliers must be loyal business partners who provide best-in-class products that deliver sustainable investment protection. Only Cisco delivers this level of value to the service provider industry.

Cisco’s R&D investment – more than five times that of our nearest service provider competitor – continues to pay off. In fact, just in the last week, we’ve seen noteworthy examples of how this long-term, consistent and persistent approach is gaining traction with global service providers, which are deploying Cisco’s flagship core and edge routing platforms, the CRS-3 and ASR families, in record numbers.

  • Four major service providers today announced that they have selected the Cisco ASR 9000 routing platform to deliver enhanced video, data, voice and mobile backhaul services throughout their converged networks. Charter Communications and Consolidated Communications of the United States; Kabel Deutschland (KDG), the largest cable operator in Germany; and 3 Scandinavia in Denmark and Sweden, are all deploying the ASR 9000.
  • New analyst reports just out add further evidence of Cisco’s market leadership: I’m pleased to report that Cisco gained market share in service provider routing and switching in the second quarter of 2011, according to key reports issued this week by research firms Synergy and ACG Research. Cisco has gained core routing market share in four straight quarters and edge share two quarters in a row.


Behind every great technology lies a team of dedicated, focused, and talented engineers and developers. I want to thank each and every person who has contributed to the Cisco CRS and ASR platforms. Your effort and talent are making a major positive impact in the broadband service provider industry.

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  1. Happy to know that CISCO’s R&D investment is paying off.

  2. Very glad to hear that the you the CISCO extended their vision to increase the quality in service

  3. we at use and recommend Cisco.
    Cisco are proffesional and their products are the best.

  4. Good product and service never fails. Through that Cisco got a good brand name too.

  5. I’m glad the investment into your research and development is beginning to pay off. The greater the risk, the greater the reward. Besides these four companies stated, any other notable companies using the ASR900?

  6. Cisco is cool. It’s a breakthrough!

  7. We have never had any real problems using Charter Communications here in the U.S. However, it is great knowing that Charter Communications is smart enough to look into its needs and the needs of its customers by selecting the Cisco ASR 9000 routing platform.

  8. Nice to see excellent service and building company relations, is not lost on a big player like Cisco.

  9. Sounds really good, indeed!

  10. Mr. Panditi, I am a true believer in Cisco and I think your article should provoke many more people to check farther into Cisco and of course, be glad they did…

  11. Customer actually need a value when the are using a product, and i think cisco has given the best value to their customer, innovation is needed to survive and compite with competitor. 8.7 million connected is a huge amount, cisco must maintain their customer with have good relationship so that customer will still use kable provider loyally thx

  12. I’m glad the investment into your research and development is beginning to pay off. The greater the risk, the greater the reward. Besides these four companies stated, any other notable companies using the ASR900?

    • Cisco is working with several leading global service providers who are using the ASR 9000 as the foundation for their next-generation edge networks. Some recent public customers include Comcast and Cox in the United States, China Telecom, NTT Plala in Japan, Polish Telecom, PCCW in Hong Kong, Tata in India and MegaFon.

  13. Since when is Kabel Deutschland largest cable provider in Germany?

    • Kabel Deutschland, which operates cable networks in 13 German federal states and supplies services to approximately 8.7 million connected households, has long been Germany’s largest cable operator. Its services include digital, high definition (HD) and analog TV, Pay TV and DVR offerings, video-on-demand, broadband Internet and fixed line phone services via cable as well as mobile services in cooperation with an industry partner.

  14. breakthrough, we are following here in Brazil!