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Growth of Video Service Delivery Drives Sales of Cisco CRS-1, the World’s Most Powerful Routing Platform, to Double in Nine Months Video and Other Advanced Service Expansions Have Cisco Shipping



2008-04-01 05:00:00

Growth of Video Service Delivery Drives Sales of Cisco CRS-1, the World’s Most Powerful Routing Platform, to Double in Nine Months

Video and Other Advanced Service Expansions Have Cisco Shipping

SAN JOSE, CA–( EMWNews – April 1, 2008) – Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced a major

sales milestone for the industry-leading Carrier Routing System (CRS-1),

the core platform for the Cisco® Internet Protocol Next-Generation

Network (IP NGN) architecture. Driven by increased network, service and

application convergence to facilitate delivery of video services, total

worldwide cumulative shipments of this platform have doubled in less than

nine months, rising from a total of 900 units shipped through June 2007 to

more than 1,800 units shipped through March 2008.

“Exponential traffic growth on the Internet — driven largely by increased

deployment of video services — is causing more and more providers to

rethink their core architectures,” said Michael Howard, principal analyst

at Infonetics Research. “Highly scalable, reliable and intelligent core

platforms such as the Cisco CRS-1 help providers meet their needs, as

business and residential consumers demand more video content in

increasingly personalized bundles.”

Exponential Video Traffic Growth Increases Need for Intelligent Core


(Source: Cisco’s Global IP Traffic Forecast, 2008 –

--  Three years from now, Internet video traffic will be twenty times what

    it was in 2006.

--  Driven by video, Internet traffic will quadruple by 2011.

--  In 2011, online video will generate 1 billion DVDs worth of traffic

    each month.


The Cisco CRS-1, enabled by IOS-XR, enables development and delivery

of advanced IP video services:

--  Scales up to 92 terabits per second in service to handle video traffic


--  Superior power and space efficiency for multi terabit scale  -

    reducing OPEX

--  Service awareness and performance for IP Multicast

--  Scalable secure domain router for convergence of consumer and business

    video and other any play services.


Cisco CRS-1 Milestones

--  May 2004 - Cisco announces CRS-1 availability

--  December 2004 - Cisco announces availability of 8-slot CRS-1

--  July 2005 - Cisco CRS-1 sets Guinness world record with the world's

    highest-capacity Internet router

--  October 2005 - Cisco CRS-1 receives InfoVision Award in the "Network

    Core Innovation and Advances" category from the International Engineering


--  December 2005 - Cisco CRS-1 delivers industry-leading IP over dense

    wavelength-division multiplexing (IPoDWDM) optical integration for IP NGN

--  January 2006 - Shanghai Telecom becomes first provider to use

    multichassis CRS-1

--  February 2006 - CRS-1 supporting 40Gbps OC-768c service is deployed in

    production network (Yahoo! BB, Japan)

--  June 2007 - CRS-1 shipments surpass the 900-unit mark

--  Dec 2007 -  AT&T deploys Cisco Carrier Routing System (CRS-1)


Publicly announced CRS-1 customers to date include BT, Cable & Wireless,

Comcast, China Telecom (ChinaNet), China Education and Research Network

(CERNET), Deutsche Telecom, Khazakh Telecom, Korea Telecom, Free (Iliad

group), MTS Allstream, MTN, the National Institute of Informatics’

SuperSINET research network in Japan, Neuf Cegetel, National LambdaRail,

Magyar Telekom, NTELOS, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC), RAI,

SaskTel, Savvis, Softbank, Yahoo! BB, Sprint, Swisscom, Shanghai Telecom,

Strato Medien, Teliasonera, Terremark, Telstra, VTR and XO.

“The CRS-1 helps providers scale their networks while removing many of the

technical limitations that have restricted development and delivery of

advanced applications,” said Kelly Ahuja, vice president and general

manager of the Core Routing Business Unit at Cisco. “With CRS-1 as part of

an IP Next Generation architecture for service providers, business and

residential Internet users really can have the high-quality, personalized,

network-enabled experience that they want, whenever and wherever they want


For more information about the Cisco Carrier Routing System (CRS-1) please

visit the Cisco Website at

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