Tata Communications To Deploy Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers

Global provider of long distance communications – Tata Communications will deploy the Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series (ASR 9000) for its next-generation Ethernet network service throughout India. The Cisco ASR platform will help Tata Communications meet its growing bandwidth needs as it continues to add advanced products and services.

In India, IP traffic is expected to grow nine-fold from 2010 to 2015, a compound annual growth rate of 54%. IP traffic in India is expected to reach 1.2 Exabytes (1018 bytes) per month in 2015, up from 137 Petabytes (1015 bytes) per month in 2010.  Also, there are expected to be one billion networked devices in India by 2015, up from 570 million in 2010.

The new platform uses Cisco’s IOS XR modular software operating system, simplifying Tata Communications’ network operations and enabling economic and seamless comprehensive system redundancy and network resiliency.

John Hayduk, CTO, Tata Communications said:

[advt]”We are looking forward to working with Cisco on the deployment of the Cisco ASR 9000 to efficiently deliver new communication services throughout our nationwide footprint. As we continue to advance our services across the region, the ASR 9000 will play a pivotal role in the continued delivery of world-class services to our customers.  The ASR 9000 will help our global network deliver the capacity needed for expected bandwidth growth and the necessary performance from our Next Generation Ethernet Network.”


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