Cisco has released a new single-slot 16-port 10 Gb Ethernet card for ASR9000 edge router, typically used by service providers such as Deutsche Telekom and Verizon Wireless.
According to Cisco, a 10 Gbps per port for the new card line offers more than 100 Gbps 10GE in total, now users can install up to 320 10 Gb Ethernet ports per system. Cisco claimed the new card is an industry first, which is “faster than any other shipping” available to the module, and “is designed to provide large-scale, non-stop video experience and a reduced carbon footprint.”
The company claimed the new card: the ASR9000 “leads the industry in density and scalability,” because other manufacturers “are limited up to 50Gbps per slot today.”
Cisco ASR 9000 said its line cards “are synce-ready, which means that by nature the work with cell site routers to deliver mobile transfers smoothly.” The company said this eliminates the need for additional cards synchronization.
A key factor behind the demand for capabilities of the card is the growth of video traffic, especially for the Apple iPhone, mobile operators, vendors and analysts see as unlock mobile video demand, although the majority of traffic , according to one analyst firm, comes from laptops and USB devices.
As a result, service providers need to expand its mobile and fixed networks to meet demand video, IPTV and voice traffic, Cisco said.
The company said that “by 2013, the sum of all forms of video such as television, video on demand, Internet video and peer-to-peer will exceed 90 percent of global consumer traffic network … fixed and mobile combined data is expected to grow 66 times over the same period. “