Charter deploys Cisco CRS-3 and Cisco ASR 9000 series routers

Cisco announced that Charter Communications, a
communications and entertainment services provider and the fourth-largest cable
operator in the United States, is deploying the Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing
System and Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers to deliver
enhanced video, data, voice and mobile backhaul services to residential and
commercial customers.

is investing to stay ahead of increasing demands being driven by both video and
advanced collaboration applications. Residential customers are empowered to
enjoy personalized viewing experiences from all types of content sources,
backed by Cisco Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN).

“The Cisco CRS-3 and Cisco ASR 9000 platforms are
the foundations of the highly-reliable, scalable and agile network that
Charters’ customers rely on. As we continue our sharp focus on the greater
convergence of video, Internet and phone, we are pleased with the network reliability
these platforms deliver,” said Don
Detampel, executive vice president, technology and president, commercial
services, Charter.

provided clear technology innovation and longevity to meet Charter’s bandwidth
requirements, including 100 Gigabit Ethernet, protecting its infrastructure
investment and readying it for future video needs and advanced business

The Cisco ASR 9000 includes unique video capabilities,
such as high-performance multicast, integrated content caching, in-line video
performance monitoring, and zero-loss video transport technology.

The Cisco ASR 9000 and Cisco CRS-3 utilize the modular
Cisco IOS XR software operating system, and work together to simplify network
operations while enabling comprehensive system redundancy and network

Use of the Cisco IP NGN architecture aids Charter’s
efforts to support IPv6 traffic, necessary to support the huge boost in
IP-connected devices used in consumer, business, mobile and machine-to-machine

Cisco predicts that the number of network-connected
devices will be more than 15 billion, twice the world’s population, by 2015. In
the fifth annual Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2010-2015)
released June 1, the company also said the total amount of global Internet
traffic will quadruple by 2015 and reach 966 exabytes per year.

“Charter has selected best-in-class platforms for
both its network core and edge, based on scale, intelligence and service
flexibility. With these two industry-leading platforms and comprehensive
architectural approach, it is well-equipped to address the video, mobile and
cloud computing service demands of the zettabyte era,” said Surya Panditi, senior vice president
and general manager, core technology group, Cisco.

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