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Next Generation Networks: August 26, 2009 eNewsletter
August 26, 2009

Telstra Selects Cisco ASR 9000 Router

By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor

Telstra announced it has deployed Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series  as its carrier Ethernet platform to support a range of bandwidth-intensive, content-based services including video.

Cisco officials said that Telstra (News - Alert) selected the company’s ASR 9000 as its Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) edge routing platform because the company was able to provide a strong foundation to meet Telstra's future bandwidth requirements.

Because both platforms use the Cisco (News - Alert) IOS-XR operating system, Telstra is able to take advantage of operational consistency and high reliability through the majority of its production network.

Launched in November 2008, the Cisco ASR 9000 is designed to deliver massive scale, with 400G per slot capacity and the ability to scale up to 6.4 terabits per second and rich service capabilities including non-stop video experience with a reduced carbon footprint.
"We are honored that Telstra has chosen the Cisco ASR 9000 for its network edge," said Praveen Akkiraju, vice president and general manager, service provider business unit at Cisco.  

Akkiraju said that the Cisco ASR 9000 at the edge, coupled with the Cisco CRS-1 carrier routing system, helps enable Telstra to deliver a leadership Next Generation IP network that supports a broad range of business and consumer services.

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Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi


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