Cisco CRS-3 Selcted to Build Foundation of Core IP Next-Generation Network for KPN

Service provider prepares for further growth in Internet traffic with high-capacity, IPv6-compliant, core IP NGN infrastructure supplied by Cisco.

Cisco  today announced that Netherlands-based telecoms and ICT service provider KPN has selected the Cisco ® CRS-3 Carrier Routing System (CRS) as the foundation for its core Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) and to support the continuing growth of video transmission, mobile devices and new online services.  

The new core IP NGN will replace all current KPN networks used for Internet transport. It will also allow KPN to expand its Internet Protocol-based network capacity.


  • With more than 12 times the traffic capacity of the nearest
    competing system, the Cisco CRS-3 is designed to transform the
    broadband communication and entertainment industry by accelerating
    delivery of compelling new experiences for consumers, new revenue
    opportunities for KPN, and new ways to collaborate in the workplace. 
    The new core IP NGN is an important element in supporting delivery of
    high-quality, rich media Internet services.

  • KPN selected the Cisco CRS-3 as it delivers a path to 100-gigabit
    backbone capacity. This evolutionary upgrade can be implemented without
    network downtime and facilitated through software patches and new line
    and fabric cards, providing excellent investment protection. The Cisco
    CRS-3 extends KPN’s core-routing capability by more than three times
    with each deployment – up to 322 Terabits per second.

  • This core IP NGN is scalable, empowering KPN to address anticipated
    growth in Internet traffic caused by ongoing growth in and demand for
    Internet-based video services from IPTV to telepresence. In addition to
    the increased capacity, the data center and cloud computing
    intelligence embedded in the Cisco CRS-3 will support network traffic
    positioning, directing requests to data centers with available
    capacity.  It will also support cloud-based virtual private networks

  • The new core IP NGN will support traditional IPv4 traffic and IPv6
    traffic – necessary to support the huge boost in IP-connected devices
    used in consumer, business and machine-to-machine environments.

Consumers and business users require ever-faster connectivity to power
Internet applications. With video expected to amount to more than 90
percent of the world’s web traffic by 2013,
the traffic and quality requirements from consumers and businesses are
evolving rapidly. High-definition video, borderless enterprise networks
and high-quality video collaboration tools are contributing to a huge
increase in IP traffic. The Cisco CRS-3 has the capacity to allow every
person in China make a video call simultaneously, and every motion
picture ever created could be streamed in less than four minutes.



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