Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Shanghai Telecom Deploys Cisco CRS-1

Shanghai Telecom is deploying the Cisco CRS-1 multichassis carrier routing system to collapse the super point of presence ("Super-POP") for its current high-speed core IP network and to expand its gateway capacity to meet its future growth. It is the first telecommunications carrier in China to deploy the Cisco CRS-1 multichassis carrier routing system.

Through the deployment of the Cisco CRS-1, the current network nodes for Shanghai Telecom's IP network gateway will be collapsed into super nodes with increased uplink and downlink bandwidth. The Cisco CRS-1 adopted by Shanghai Telecom can be scaled up to 72 line-card shelves, totaling 1,152 slots. Cisco said this will provide room for system expansion to satisfy the company's expected needs for the next 10 to 15 years.