Cisco has renewed its ASR 9000 edge routing platform to support service providers with the arrival of 5G and multicold. According to the company, service providers are facing disruptive growth and changes that require a new approach to efficiently building and cost-effectively managing the critical IP network infrastructure.

The Cisco ASR 9000 edge routing platform has been deployed over the past 10 years by more than 4500 service providers, large corporations and government organizations to offer and manage billions of connections over their networks.

The platform can now also support them in the 5G and multi-cold era. This has been made possible by new software for further automation, a new network processor on high density 1000 GE line cards for higher network performance and improvements in the IOS XR.

According to the company, customers no longer need to estimate the required capacity on a site-by-site-basis. Licenses can be dynamically assigned to global networks. In addition, ports on the new generation on demand line cards can be activated.

25 million connections

The company expects the number of 5G connections to grow from 2.3 million in 2020 to 25 million in 2021. That is a growth of more than 1,000 percent. Multicold services would also grow faster due to changes in the need for content, computing power and cloud facilities.

Cisco expects all people and machines to generate more than 850 zettabyte (ZB) of data by 2021. That was 220 ZB in 2016. The way in which IP networks are set up and built is, according to the company, of great importance for the profitability of service providers at that time.

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