NTT America beefs up aggregation network

NTT America has injected new life into its aggregation network with Cisco ASR 9000 routers as it looks to expand their footing in its U.S. and potentially into Latin America. Over time, NTT America's plan is to replace its Cisco 6509 aggregation routers.

Previously, NTT America's CTO Doug Junkins said in a Light Reading article that their core networks were in need of an upgrade to support 100 Gbps per slot. It currently has Juniper Networks' T1600 routers in its core network.

Although it ultimately would like to have 100 Gbps interfaces, in the near-term NTT Americas plans to continue expanding its aggregation network, which it says will create a path to launch 100 Gbps wholesale services. A key need for the aggregation network is having 10 Gbps density.

"In the near term, we already have customers that are multiplexing more than ten 10-Gbit/s for their backbones," said Junkins in a LightReading article.

For more:
- see the release here
- Light Reading has this article

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