Monday, January 11, 2010

Swisscom Selects Cisco ASR 9000

Swisscom is deploying the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router as the edge platform to support the rollout of FTTH services to every household in Switzerland. Swisscom announced FTTH customer trials in April 2009, offering triple-play service bundles, which allow the simultaneous use of up to three HDTV channels, Internet connections of 50 Mbps downstream and 5 Mbps upstream, and telephone services. Financial terms were not disclosed.

  • The Cisco ASR-9000, which was introduced in November 2008, offers 6.4 terabits per second of total capacity and 400 Gbps capacity per slot, enabling to it accept 16 x 10 GE cards and grow to 320 x 10GE, or 32 x 100 GE per system. Cisco said its ASR 9000 is designed for video services over next-gen access networks in the "zettabyte era." The platform leverages the same 40-core "QuantumFlow" processor that is featured in the smaller capacity Cisco ASR 1000 edge router. It also incorporates the Cisco Advanced Video Services Module (AVSM), which provides terabytes of streaming capacity at the aggregation edge while simultaneously offering content caching, ad insertion, fast channel change and error correction. The platform could also be used for aggregating backhaul traffic in a 3G/4G network.