Sunday, June 10, 2007

Neuf Cegetel Deploys Cisco 7600 and CRS-1 Routers

Neuf Cegetel has chosen the Cisco Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture to transform its network to deliver both residential and corporate IP services over the next three years. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Neuf Cegetel's residential network comprises approximately 200 points of presence (POPs) connected to around 1,200 central offices (COs) throughout France. The company currently serves 4 million residential customers, out of which 2.3 million are broadband customers, and connects 148,000 business clients' sites.

Neuf Cegetel is deploying Cisco 7600 Series Routers, including the new Cisco 7603 Router as the access and aggregation platform, at its POPS and COs to take advantage of the coverage of the residential network and significantly enhance its enterprise market coverage and service portfolio.

Neuf Cegetel is also deploying Cisco's flagship CRS-1 Carrier Routing System to strengthen its core network. The Cisco CRS-1s are equipped with 10 Gigabit Ethernet interface modules to provide the transport across the IP/MPLS core network and the DSL aggregation layer. Ethernet VPN connectivity for large businesses and service provider customers is supported on an IP/MPLS-enabled core architecture based on the Cisco IOS MPLS virtual private LAN service (VPLS) technology.

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