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June 07, 2011

Cisco News - NTT Plala installs Cisco ASR 9000 Series

By Mandira Srivastava, TMCnet Contributor


The demand for Internet access services are growing rapidly around the globe. To provide optimum Internet service that can cater the user’s increasing need of high quality, high speed broadband connectivity, NTT Plala has installed the Cisco (News - Alert) Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series (ASR 9000) for its Internet access service. This service will enable NTT Plala to build a secure wideband Internet service infrastructure while reducing energy consumption.

According to a press release, Cisco has decided to host a public webcast Tuesday, June 7 at 10 a.m. PDT/ 1 p.m. EDT to discuss significant developments in its service provider technology portfolio. Before this webcast event, Cisco will host an interactive event for media and industry analysts involving executives from Cisco and leading global service providers.

NTT (News - Alert) Plala has employed the Cisco ASR 9000 Series to upgrade the efficiency of its network equipment and enable the company to promptly respond to changes in the business environment.

The highly scalable Cisco ASR 9000 will serve as a 100 Gigabit Ethernet platform and help service ISPs protect their investments over the long term and reduce CAPEX (capital expenditure). It also supports carrier-grade IPv6 functions to enable future service expansion. The Cisco ASR 9000 includes a modular power system that  supplies the minimum energy required by the system, thus reducing operating expense by lowering power consumption per transfer rate.

"Deploying Cisco ASR 9000, companies can get a highly scalable platform that allows them to offer enhanced security service," said Katsumi Nagata, Board Director, General Manager of NTT Plala. "The environment surrounding ISPs is getting highly complex. Companies are facing many challenges including the need to respond to increasing video traffic and reduce power consumption. Cisco ASR 9000 offers solutions to each of these challenges."

NTT Plala Inc., a part of NTT group offers the "Plala" personal Internet service, "BUSINESS Plala" for the enterprise, and "Hikari TV" video-delivery service.

NTT Plala is presently providing "Net Barrier Basic" value-added service that enables the provision of a safe and secure broadband environment. The company can establish an infrastructure that further enhances consumer security service that offers safe and secure Internet environment by combining the Cisco ASR 9000 and Cisco SCE.

In other company news, TMCnet reported that NTT America has announced Hikari-TV the first large scale IPTV (News - Alert) over IPv6 service.

Mandira Srivastava is a TMCnet contributor. She works as a full-time writer, ghostwriter and blogger, and has more than two years of experience in print and Web media. She has also worked on company brochures, website content and product descriptions, as well as proofreading and editing content. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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