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December 10, 2012
Cisco News - Telefonica Group Selects Cisco for Enhanced IP Next Generation Network
By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributor
Telefonica Group, a global provider of telecommunication services for fixed and mobile carriers, ISPs and content providers, has selected Cisco (News - Alert) for its enhanced Internet Protocol Next Generation Network.
The company will deploy Cisco CRS-3 and ASR 9000 Series routers for enhanced capacity, high resiliency, and robust IPv6 support.
Officials with Cisco said that CRS is one of the industry's most robust, scalable, widely deployed multi-chassis core router. Cisco's new elastic core solution capabilities allow it to seamlessly add a second chassis without the space and cost of a separate fabric chassis.
Company officials said the Cisco CRS offers the possibility of future upgrading capacity for its core network with up to 400 Gbps per slot capability, high resiliency, and a cost-effective intelligent core solution to improve return on investment for its core network.
"Telefonica (News - Alert) is committed to using the most innovative technology for all its services and products. As a global company with a network spanning Asia, Europe, and the Americas we're committed to leading the world in high speed infrastructure that will ultimately give our customers more choice, flexibility and innovation,” Alejandro Martínez, VP of Telefonica global solutions, global network and platforms, said in a statement.
This network expansion reportedly helps ensure that Telefonica can meet that commitment.
Bill Gartner (News - Alert), vice president and general manager, high-end routing and optical group at Cisco, said that network operators around the globe see the need to prepare for the next-generation mobile Internet and facilitate an increasing demand for mobile video, collaboration and broadband services.
“The Cisco CRS family is designed to grow such that it can operate for decades while providing best-in-class performance. Its 400 Gbps per slot multichassis scalable design provides a foundation for customers on which they can continue to expand. Telefonica can look forward to continued growth while lowering operational costs," said Gartner.
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Edited by Braden Becker