NTT America Deploys Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router

Cisco today announced that NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, the global data and Internet Protocol services provider based in Japan, will deploy the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router to scale its Next-Generation Internet Protocol Network infrastructure for leading capacity, nonstop video, power efficiency, robust IPv6 support and integrated video monitoring intelligence.

Facts:

  • NTT America’s infrastructure assets depend on providing the highest levels
    of network performance and flexible service options to customers in markets such
    as financial services, content delivery, Internet service provision, and the
    entertainment and media industries, where demand for high-definition video is
    expanding the market for IP transit at unprecedented rates. After a search for a
    carrier-class router that could meet stringent cost and performance requirements
    as well as rigorous tests in a variety of applications, NTT America selected the
    Cisco ASR 9000 as the platform best suited to support its customers’
    market-growth opportunities.
  • As a platform for Carrier Ethernet networks, the Cisco ASR 9000 is designed
    to deliver a per-slot capacity of up to 400 gigabits per second and to scale up
    to 6.4 terabits per second along with rich-service capabilities including
    nonstop video, while maintaining a reduced carbon footprint.
  • Optimized for video delivery and mobile aggregation, the Cisco ASR 9000 has
    a full set of service activation and provisioning systems that accelerate time
    to market without increasing operational expenses.
  • NTT America also set a requirement for carrier-grade IPv6 capability, as its
    global IP network has been running both IPv4 and IPv6 worldwide since 2001. IPv6 presents a major opportunity to
    businesses that need to stay competitive on a global basis, allowing them to
    take advantage of new applications in every market from entertainment to
    disaster response, while helping to ensure business continuity as IPv4 addresses
    dwindle. The Cisco ASR 9000 supports both IPv4 and IPv6 protocol stacks for
    service growth.
  • Global IP traffic is expected to increase fivefold from 2008 to 2013,
    approaching 56 exabytes per month in 2013, up from approximately 9
    exabytes per month in 2008. IP traffic in Asia Pacific will lead this growth
    worldwide. It is forecast to reach 21 exabytes per month in 2013, accounting for
    more than one-third of the global traffic. 
  • The NTT Communications Global IP Network has reached 300 gigabits per second (Gbps) of available capacity
    on the transpacific portion of the network, the highest available capacity of
    any global Tier 1 network, serving growing international customer bases and
    providing a cost-effective solution to meet the demand for bandwidth speed and
    capacity. By utilizing three cable systems – PC-1, Tyco Global Network (TGN) and Japan-US (JP-US) – NTT
    America provides a short, low-latency path for transpacific Internet traffic,
    allowing customers fast, reliable and cost-effective access to financial and
    international markets.

Supporting Quotes:

     

  • Doug Junkins, NTT America chief technology officer and vice president of
    IP development for NTT America’s Global IP Network business unit

    "Our customers need performance, reliability and flexibility to stay
    competitive in the global marketplace. As we work to expand our own
    infrastructure assets with the highest available capacity of 300 Gbps and
    continued investments in transpacific cable capacity, we knew we needed to set
    an equally high standard in upgrading our network. The Cisco ASR 9000 was the
    best platform and not only met the performance requirements our customers have
    today, but also provided a clear path to enabling our future 100G service
    plans."

  • Kelly Ahuja, Cisco senior vice president/general manager, Service
    Provider Routing Technology Group

    "We are pleased to be working with an innovative and customer-focused
    company like NTT America. With high performance, high intelligence and high
    reliability, the Cisco ASR 9000 is the ideal routing platform to meet the future
    needs of NTT America and all of its many customers."

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