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Scaling the Next-Generation Network with the Cisco ASR 9000 System







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The demand for triple-play and quad-play services is putting pressure on vendors to deliver highly scalable network solutions. Video services are driving explosive growth in bandwidth, particularly in access and aggregation networks. Consequently, broadband operators’ business models are threatened because pricing policies do not reflect the increasing bandwidth growth. To address this challenge, broadband operators require routing solutions that cost efficiently scale with the growth in traffic. Cisco addresses this challenge with the Cisco ASR 9000 System and its network virtualization (nV) technology.

ACG Research has developed a business case analysis for the Cisco ASR 9000 System when deployed across a triple and quad-play access and aggregation network. The business case analysis compares the cash flow and six-year cumulative total cost of ownership (TCO) of the Cisco ASR 9000 System with the routing solutions of two leading vendors (Vendor A and Vendor B) where the necessary routing and advanced features needed for triple-play and quad-play service delivery are embedded in the hardware of each routing chassis. The analysis shows that the Cisco ASR 9000 System drives down the cost of bandwidth as compared to the competing solutions.


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