Cisco boosts Carrier Ethernet

Cisco has announced a new 40G line card for its 7600 router, along with enhancements to two of its ethernet switches, wrapping the announcements in a "better video wrapper."

Aggregation service capacity has been doubled on the Ethernet Series Plus 40G line card for the Cisco 7600 series routers. The new card delivers line-rate multicast and unicast along with per-subscriber hierarchical QoS, doubling the 7600's "rich services" capability. It also extends IP over dense WDM capability (IPoDWDM), enabling IPoDWDM in aggregation, at the edge and in the core of a service provider's IP NGN network.

The Cisco ME 4500 series got a platform switching capacity boost to 160 Gpbs, with a per-slot capacity to 24 Gbps, along with added bells and whistles. Cisco also added the ME 3400E series to its family of ME 3400 Carrier Ethernet access switches. 

Telenor has deployed the new Cisco 40G line card to deliver GigE and 10 GigE aggregation services on the company's installed base of Cisco 7600 routers.

For more:
- Cisco talks carrier Ethernet for any-play services.  Release

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