NTT America chooses Cisco ASR 9000 for business broadband services

April 1, 2010
April 1, 2010 -- Cisco has announced that NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corp., will deploy the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router to scale its IP network.

April 1, 2010 -- Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) has announced that NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corp., will deploy the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router to scale its IP network.

As a platform for Carrier Ethernet networks, the Cisco ASR 9000 is designed to deliver a per-slot capacity of up to 400 Gbps and to scale up to 6.4 Tbps along with rich-service capabilities including nonstop video, while maintaining a reduced carbon footprint. Optimized for video delivery and mobile aggregation, the Cisco ASR 9000 includes service activation and provisioning systems designed to accelerate time to market without increasing operational expenses.

NTT America also set a requirement for carrier-grade IPv6 capability, as its global IP network has been running both IPv4 and IPv6 worldwide since 2001.

The NTT Communications Global IP Network has reached 300 Gbps of available capacity on the transpacific portion of the network. The carrier leverages three cable systems -- PC-1, Tyco Global Network (TGN), and Japan-US (JP-US) -- to provide a short, low-latency path for transpacific Internet traffic and cost-effective access to financial and international markets.

"Our customers need performance, reliability and flexibility to stay competitive in the global marketplace. As we work to expand our own infrastructure assets with the highest available capacity of 300 Gbps and continued investments in transpacific cable capacity, we knew we needed to set an equally high standard in upgrading our network,” said Doug Junkins, NTT America chief technology officer and vice president of IP development for NTT America's Global IP Network business unit. “The Cisco ASR 9000 was the best platform and not only met the performance requirements our customers have today, but also provided a clear path to enabling our future 100G service plans."

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