OTEGLOBE deploys Cisco 8800 router for capacity and performance

Cisco has revealed OTEGLOBE is deploying Cisco 8800 router to increase the capacity and performance of its network with a 800G-ready infrastructure.
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Cisco’s router revenue from service provider and enterprise verticals increased 5.2 percent in the third quarter of 2022, giving the company market share of 37 percent. Cisco is the leader in router market, according to IDC.

Headquartered in Athens, Greece, OTEGLOBE is a network backbone operator delivering transport, peering and interconnection services throughout Southeastern Europe. It also reaches Western Europe through Greece over a fully mesh optical backbone network.

The Cisco 8800 router, powered by the Cisco IOS XR7 operating system and the Cisco Silicon One Q200 ASIC, will provide OTEGLOBE with the port density and performance necessary to help support its customers’ needs for higher capacity rates.

The Cisco 8800 series routers, combined with new high-density optical transceivers, boost network performance while improving sustainability and connectivity needs for cloud services. The reduced space and power requirements on co-located sites result in significant Opex savings for OTEGLOBE.

Panagiota Bosdogianni, CTO of OTEGLOBE, said: “We made the transition to 400G in record time. Our continued collaboration with Cisco helps us meet our innovation and sustainability goals for an efficient network to stay ahead of traffic demands and be ready for the next wave.”

Adam MacHale, Vice President, Service Provider EMEA, Cisco, said: “Together, we have built a modern internet architecture to support the growth in traffic across southern and western Europe, while helping OTEGLOBE reduce its overall power consumption for a more energy-efficient network.”

Cisco has recorded solid revenue growth in SP router business in Q3 2022, research firm Dell’Oro Group said earlier.

North America’s upward trend in 3Q22 was driven by SPs upgrading networks to gain the advantages of 400 Gbps technologies and expanding their networks to accommodate traffic. Demand for network capacity increased, driven by 5G, IoT, pervasive video, and other technology trends, said Ivaylo Peev, Senior Analyst at Dell’Oro Group.