Cisco has announced its SRC-3 Carrier Routing System (CRS) that the company says is designed to transform the broadband communications and entertainment industry, because it offers a capacity of up to 322 terabits per second.
322 The SRC-3 Tbps of capacity more than triples the capacity of 92 TBP of Cisco CRS-1 and represents more than 12 times the capacity of any other core router in the industry.
With this type of capability, Cisco said that all the printed collection of the Library of Congress can be downloaded in just over a second, every man, woman and child in China can make a video call, at once, and each movie created can never be heard in less than four minutes.
The company has invested U.S. $ 1.6 billion in the Cisco CRS family, and the SRC-3, which is currently in field trials, will have its price fixed in U.S. dollars 90,000. The CRS-3 is also said to offer up to 60 percent savings in energy consumption compared to competitive platforms and customers of Cisco CRS-1 will be able to upgrade to SRC-3 with the help of services Cisco.
Keith Cambron, president and CEO of AT & T Labs, said, “We are entering the next stage of global communications and entertainment services and applications, which requires a new set of advanced Internet networks. Red AT & T traffic handled 40 percent more in 2009 than it did in the previous year, and continue to see this growth in 2010. Have advanced experience in the management of the largest global data network, we are pleased to continue our close collaboration with Cisco and its innovative platform for Cisco CRS-3. ”
Pankaj Patel, senior vice president and general manager, business services provider, Cisco, said: “The next generation Internet is upon us and we are confident that the Cisco CRS-3 play a crucial role as service providers such as AT & T offer an exciting new video series, a mobile data center services in the cloud . The Cisco CRS-3 is well positioned to continue the tradition of the Cisco CRS-1 router become the flagship of the future and serves as the basis for the world’s most intelligent and advanced broadband networks. “