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Charter Communications Invests in IP NGN Platform

Posted By David Deans, 16 August 2011 | 0 Comments | (1)
Tags: Charter Communications Cisco ASR 9000 CRS-3 IP-NGN

Cisco announced that Charter Communications is deploying the Cisco CRS-3 Carrier Routing System and Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers to deliver enhanced video, data, voice and mobile backhaul services to residential and commercial customers.

Charter continues to invest to stay ahead of increasing demands being driven by both video and advanced collaboration applications.


Residential customers are empowered to enjoy personalized viewing experiences from all types of content sources, backed by this best-of-class Cisco Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN).


Platform Offers an Enhanced Experience for Customers

  • Cisco provided clear technology innovation and longevity to meet Charter's bandwidth requirements, including 100 Gigabit Ethernet, protecting its infrastructure investment and readying it for future video needs and advanced business services.
  • The Cisco ASR 9000 includes unique video capabilities, such as high-performance multicast, integrated content caching, in-line video performance monitoring, and zero-loss video transport technology.
  • The Cisco ASR 9000 and Cisco CRS-3 utilize the modular Cisco IOS XR software operating system, and work together to simplify network operations while enabling comprehensive system redundancy and network resiliency.
  • Use of the Cisco IP NGN architecture aids Charter's efforts to support IPv6 traffic, necessary to support the huge boost in IP-connected devices used in consumer, business, mobile and machine-to-machine environments.
  • Cisco predicts that the number of network-connected devices will be more than 15 billion, twice the world's population, by 2015. In the fifth annual Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Forecast (2010-2015) released June 1, the company also said the total amount of global Internet traffic will quadruple by 2015 and reach 966 exabytes per year.


"The Cisco CRS-3 and Cisco ASR 9000 platforms are the foundations of the highly-reliable, scalable and agile network that Charters' customers rely on. As we continue our sharp focus on the greater convergence of video, Internet and phone, we are pleased with the network reliability these platforms deliver. Our customers have high expectations of us and our network, and we aim to exceed those expectations," said Don Detampel, executive vice president, technology and president, commercial services, Charter.

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