AT&T takes 40-Gig route with Cisco

Just days after Cisco Systems landed deployment deals with carriers Savvis Communications and XO Communications for deployment of its CRS-1 backbone router, AT&T today announced 40 Gbps transport on its nationwide IP MPLS network using the Cisco gear. AT&T formerly worked with Avici Systems for transport routers, but Avici exited this business earlier this year. The new capability keeps AT&T roughly at the same backbone capacity pace as other major carriers in the industry's migration toward the 100 Gbps backbone threshold.

For more:
- check out this report in Telephony
- and this related piece in Light Reading

Related articles:
- Verizon just moved up to 40 Gbps in its backbone last month 

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