Cisco helps service providers build a sustainable internet for the future with improvements to its converged network solution to reduce costs, access evolution

SAN JOSE, California — Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) today announced enhancements to its Routed Optical Networking solution, delivering on its promise to redefine the economy of the Internet and help communications service providers close the digital divide by connecting more people, places, and things. to connect.

In December 2019, Cisco unveiled its technology strategy for the Internet for the future, with new silicon, optics and software to help service providers reduce the cost of building and expanding their networks to reach more people. Cisco later announced its groundbreaking Routed Optical Networking architecture in March 2021, featuring converged network protocols, reduced network layers, advanced automation tools and simplified network access to advance open networks and prepare for the emergence of 5G.

Focused on sustainability and service guarantee

Today, Cisco introduced new private line emulation technology to transport legacy services over converged IP infrastructure, advanced automation software service assurance, Cisco Customer Experience (CX) advisory services, and more to help its customers reduce opex and capex and achieve their sustainability goals. to achieve . Cisco’s enhanced Routed Optical Networking solution increases capacity and scalability while reducing power for a lower carbon footprint. The modularity and programmability of Cisco’s IOS XR operating system minimizes IT needs for installation and operation, resulting in fewer truck rolls and maintenance windows. Cisco has switched to using recyclable materials for many of its Routed Optical Networking product packaging to help meet its customers’ carbon emissions targets.

“Cisco is committed to enabling an inclusive future for everyone, where everyone has access to high-quality Internet, and that requires fundamental changes in networks,” said Bill Gartner, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Optical Systems and Optics, cisco. “Cisco Routed Optical Networking takes a less is more approach, providing communications service providers with the critical components they need to accelerate the transition to more efficient ways of building and operating networks, reducing legacy technology and focusing on sustainable components. that save money and the environment.”

Enhanced Cisco Routed Optical Networking capabilities include:

  • NCS 1010 Open optical line system for optimized transport: Designed to quickly scale for capacity, the Cisco NCS 1010 uses both C- and L-band to double fiber capacity; Powered by the industry-leading Cisco IOS-XR operating system, it is an open networking platform to help customers implement Cisco Routed Optical Networking in both green and brown field deployments.
  • New clear 400G ZR/ZR+ pluggable optic: The Bright 400G ZR/ZR+ pluggable optic can be deployed in any DWDM network, regardless of supplier.
  • Private Line Emulation: Standardized private line emulation (PLE) supports the movement of legacy bit-transparent services over an IP/MPLS infrastructure.
  • Cisco Crosswork Network Automation: Cisco Crosswork Automation now provides multi-layered automation for assurance and provisioning, and optical automation across Cisco’s entire optical portfolio.
  • Sustainability: Cisco network analysis and modeling demonstrates improved solution durability with up to 45% energy savings and up to 70% space savings.
  • New Cisco Customer Experience (CX) Consulting Service: Cisco CX provides consulting, planning, solution validation, and comprehensive support services to help customers with their architecture transitions.

Industry support:

“For more than two decades, Cisco has been at the forefront of developments in silicon routing, optics, line systems, circuit emulation, software and IP-over-DWDM. The company’s Routed Optical Networking solution and new enhancements announced today provide a truly new architecture with the potential to fundamentally improve the performance, cost-effectiveness and sustainability of service provider networks.”
— Kyle Hollasch, Principal Analyst, Optical and Packet Transport Hardware, Cignal AI

“Colt has migrated more than 50 percent of our core network traffic in the EU to 400G ZR/ZR+ optics in Cisco routers to take advantage of the Routed Optical Networking solution. Streaming telemetry can be exported from both the optical and packet layers, enabling faster service delivery and greater flexibility to deploy the additional customer capacity needed. The smaller footprint and lower power consumption have reduced our operational complexity, resulting in TCO savings of up to 69% so far.” — Vivek Gaur, Vice President, Network Engineering, Colt

“The Cisco Routed Optical Networking solution combined with Cisco 8000 Series routers with 400G optics will enable us to build a network that will have a transformational impact on Ethiopia and serve as a model for connecting the estimated 3.8 billion citizens around the world still lack access to high-speed internet.” — Dawit Birhanu, CEO and Co-Founder, WebSprix

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