Cisco announced that Kabel Deutschland (KD), Germany’s
largest cable operator, is deploying Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services
Routers to aggregate and distribute enhanced video, data and voice services
throughout its converged Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN).
The investment is driven by KD’s desire to expand the
capabilities of its Premium TV (HD DVR, HD Pay TV, and Video on Demand)
services to its 8.8 million customers. The upgraded network will also lay the
foundation for future services such as 3D TV channels and faster broadband
speeds to meet ever-increasing consumer bandwidth requirements.
“With the Cisco ASR 9000 Series, we have gained
significant technological, operational and financial advantages. The Cisco ASR
9000 Series is designed to address the massive surges in video traffic that are
beginning to flood Internet Protocol networks and positions us to meet the
bandwidth challenges of the future,” said Lorenz Glatz, chief technical officer,
KD customers can receive more than 100 digital and 32
analogue TV channels. The additional bandwidth will enable more high
definition, Video on Demand and future 3D television channels.
KD broadband customers can already surf the Internet at
speeds up to 100 Mbit/s using DOCSIS 3.0 technology. The increased scale of the
upgraded network will facilitate future services that will offer Internet
speeds up to 1,000 Mbit/s (1 Gbit/s) in addition to video and voice services.
ASR 9000 Series is designed to deliver capacity of up to 96 Tbps per system
along with rich-service capabilities, while maintaining a reduced carbon
footprint. It utilizes the modular Cisco IOSÂ® XR software operating system,
which simplifies network operations while enabling comprehensive system
redundancy and network resiliency.
The Cisco ASR 9000 Series includes unique video
capabilities such as high-performance multicast, integrated content caching,
in-line video performance monitoring and zero-loss video transport technology.
Ciscopredicts 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.
“Kabel Deutschland has positioned its core network
to meet the demands of increasingly complex video and content-rich media
transport by deploying the Cisco Carrier Routing System. Now with the Cisco ASR
9000 Series at the edge, Kabel Deutschland is in a position to deliver a
multitude of video, voice and data services and manage the demands of visual
networking,” said Surya
Panditi, vice president and general manager, core technology group, Cisco.
By Telecomlead.com Team