SoftBank Mobile CTO says Cisco’s CRS-X assists to retain telecom leadership in Japan

SoftBank Mobile CTO Junichi Miyakawa says Cisco’s new Carrier Routing System-X (CRS-X), a 400 Gbps per slot system, assists SoftBank Mobile to remain a top broadband content and service provider in Japan.

Cisco says its new Carrier Routing System-X (CRS-X), a 400 Gbps per slot system, can be expanded to nearly 1 petabit per second in a multi-chassis deployment.

Cisco on Wednesday said the CRS-X provides 10 times the capacity of the original CRS-1.

“With the ability to scale to 400 gigabits per second and highly available architecture, the CRS continues to provide unparalleled investment protection and help ensure SoftBank Mobile’s ability to remain one of the leading broadband content and service providers in Japan,” said Junichi Miyakawa, CTO, SoftBank Mobile.

More than 750 telecom service providers and organizations worldwide, including Verizon Wireless and SoftBank Mobile have deployed more than 10,000 CRS systems.

“The Cisco CRS provides Verizon Wireless with an intelligent core solution and the ability to scale up to 400 Gbps per slot, which will meet our service demands well into the future,” said Mike Haberman, vice president of network operations, Verizon Wireless.

The Cisco CRS-X will be available this year. Cisco did not disclose the price of new system.

Current CRS customers can migrate to CRS-X capability with simple in-service replacement cards. They may expand by adding CRS-X to existing multi-chassis deployments.

With 400Gbps per slot density, the CRS-X multichassis architecture delivers unsurpassed scale using a 400 Gbps line card with Cisco AnyPort technology.

The line card uses complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) photonic technology, called Cisco CPAK, to reduce power consumption, reduce the cost of sparing, and increase deployment flexibility.

Each interface can be configured for either single port 100 Gigabit Ethernet, 2×40 GE, or 10 x10 GE and either short-, long-, or extended-reach optics by selecting a specific CPAK transceiver.

This flexibility simplifies network engineering and operations and helps ensure that service providers can meet the demand for 10 GE, 40 GE and 100 GE applications without replacing hardware.

Indian telecom service providers can now choose between deploying integrated optics or the new Cisco nV optical satellite. The nV optical satellite deployments operate as a single managed system with the Cisco CRS Family to reduce operational expense and deliver 100 GE scaling.

Cisco enables CRS customers to reduce their total cost of ownership by nearly 50 percent compared with the nearest competitive solution.

Over the last 10 years, the CRS has delivered customers 80 percent power savings, as well as a 76 percent savings in transport costs.

The CRS-X system has been architected to help ensure that more than 10,000 existing CRS-1 and CRS-3 systems in operation can be easily upgraded with minimal traffic impact.

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