Cisco announced major advancements in Internet networking through three new platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers System. The systems are built to drive growth in mobile internet traffic, devices and cloud services.
The new routing platform, fueled by nV, will allow service providers to noticeably increase network capacity and accelerate IPv6 services. Service providers will be able to architect the next-generation Internet as well as converge and manage residential, business and mobile services in a cost effective way through virtual capabilities and resource sharing. The new platforms include the ASR 901 cell site router, ASR 903 unified Ethernet access router and the ASR 9001 small edge router.
“Service providers worldwide are expanding their networks to meet increasing demand for bandwidth and quality Internet experiences and mobile networks are leading the way,” said Surya Panditi, senior vice president and general manager, Cisco Service Provider Routing Group.”The Cisco ASR 9000 system offers a simple solution for service providers to meet the ever-increasing needs of their customers with a single, advanced system for this decade and beyond. Proving that big things do indeed come in small packages, these new Cisco ASR 9000 platforms will increase network capacity and performance while reducing network complexity and costs.”
Cisco’s Visual Networking Index forecasts that there will be nearly 15 billion network connections by 2015. Cisco indicates the benefits of this platform include superior network capacity allowing “every man, woman and child in Beijing, London and Moscow, approximately 43 million people, to stream a high-definition movie simultaneously.”
Additionally the system offers zero-touch configurations, single-click upgrades and management for mobile networks, simplified IPv6 migrations and simplified service management.