Cisco introduces foundation for next-gen Internet

by CXOtoday Staff    Mar 11, 2010

Cisco today announced a major advancement in Internet networking,  the Cisco CRS (Carrier Routing System) -3, which is designed transform the broadband communication and entertainment industry by accelerating the delivery of compelling new experiences for consumers, new revenue opportunities for service providers, and new ways to collaborate in the workplace.

The Cisco CRS-3 triples the capacity of its predecessor, the Cisco CRS-1, with up to 322 Terabits per second. It also enables unified service delivery of Internet and cloud services with service intelligence spanning service provider Internet Protocol Next-Generation Networks (IP NGNs) and data center.

"The Cisco CRS-3 is well positioned to carry on the tradition of the Cisco CRS-1, become the flagship router of the future and serves as the foundation for the world’s most intelligent and advanced broadband networks." said Pankaj Patel, SVP and GM, service provider business, Cisco

AT&T has recently tested the Cisco CRS-3 in a successful completion of the world’s first field trial of 100-Gigabit backbone network technology, which took place in AT&T’s live network between New Orleans and Miami in the US.

"The next generation Internet is upon us and we are confident that the Cisco CRS-3 will play a crucial role as service providers like AT&T deliver an exciting, new array of video, mobile, data center and cloud services," added Patel.