Cisco has announced its CRS-3 Carrier Routing Process (CRS) that the company says “is designed to transform the broadband communication & entertainment industry” owing to it offering a capacity of up to 322 Terabits per second.
The CRS-3’s 322 tbps of capacity over triples the 92 tbps capacity of the Cisco CRS-1 & represents over 12 times the capacity of any other core router in the industry.
With this type of capacity, Cisco says that the whole printed collection of the Library of Congress can be downloaded in over one second; every man, woman & kid in China can make a video call, simultaneously; & every film ever created can be streamed in less than four minutes.
The company has invested US $1.6 billion in the Cisco CRS relatives, & the CRS-3, which is currently in field trials, will have its pricing set at US $90,000. The CRS-3 is also said to offer up to 60 percent savings on power consumption compared to competitive platforms & Cisco CRS-1 customers will be able to upgrade to CRS-3 with the aid of Cisco Services.
Keith Cambron, president & CEO, AT&T Labs, says, “We are entering the next stage of global communication & entertainment services & applications, which requires a new set of advanced Net networking technologies. AT&T’s network handled 40 percent more traffic in 2009 than it did in the earlier year, & they continue to see this growth in 2010. Having leading edge experience in managing the largest global information network, they are pleased to continue our close working relationship with Cisco & its groundbreaking Cisco CRS-3 platform.”
Pankaj Patel, senior vice president & general manager, Service Provider Business, Cisco, has said, “The next generation Net is on us & they are confident that the Cisco CRS-3 will play a vital role as service providers like AT&T deliver an fascinating, new array of video, mobile, information middle & cloud services. The Cisco CRS-3 is well positioned to over on the custom of the Cisco CRS-1, become the flagship router of the future & serves as the foundation for the world’s most clever & advanced broadband networks.”