Tata Communications selects Cisco ASR 9000 series router

Tata Communications has selected
Cisco ASR 9000 series router to enable new carrier Ethernet services throughout

The Cisco
ASR platform will help Tata Communications meet its growing bandwidth needs as
it continues to add advanced products and services.

In India, IP
traffic is expected to grow nine-fold from 2010 to 2015, a compound annual
growth rate of 54 percent. IP traffic in India is expected to reach 1.2
Exabytes per month in 2015, up from 137 Petabytes per month in 2010.
Also, there are expected to be one billion networked devices in India by 2015,
up from 570 million in 2010.


We are looking
forward to working with Cisco on the deployment of the Cisco ASR 9000 to
efficiently deliver new communication services throughout our nationwide
footprint,” said John Hayduk, CTO, Tata Communications.


As we continue
to advance our services across the region, the ASR 9000 will play a pivotal
role in the continued delivery of world-class services to our customers. The ASR 9000 will help our global network deliver the capacity needed for
expected bandwidth growth and the necessary performance from our Next
Generation Ethernet Network,” Hayduk added.


The new
platform uses Cisco’s IOS XR modular software operating system, simplifying
Tata Communications’ network operations and enabling economic and seamless
comprehensive system redundancy and network resiliency.


Recently, Cisco
predicted that the number of network-connected devices will be more than 15
billion, twice the world’s population, by 2015. The company also said the total
amount of global Internet traffic will quadruple by 2015 and reach 966 exabytes
per year.


The projected
increase of Internet traffic between 2014 and 2015 alone is 200 exabytes, which
is greater than the total amount of Internet Protocol traffic generated
globally in 2010.


On the verge of
reaching 1 zettabyte, which is equal to a sextillion bytes, or a trillion
gigabytes by 2015, global IP traffic growth is driven by four primary factors,
according to Cisco: an increasing number of devices; more Internet users;
faster broadband speed; and more video.


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