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Cisco router could give up to 322Tbps to AT&T, others

updated 12:10 pm EST, Tue March 9, 2010

Cisco CRS-3 could let carriers serve 1b videos

Cisco as part of a self-proclaimed "revolutionary" event today launched a new router system meant for the very highest levels of Internet and cellular carriers. The CRS-3 is roughly three times faster than the previous Cisco best and theoretically provides as much as 322 terabits per second (Tbps) when it's attached to a suitable network. With that much bandwidth, a carrier could serve 1 billion videos at the same time or serve the entire population of San Francisco with 1Gbps Internet access.

AT&T is expected to be one of the biggest customers and describes it as being useful for both its cellular and landline Internet access. It has already been trialing 100Gbps Ethernet on its infrastructure in Florida and in some places is finding that even 40Gbps won't necessarily be enough.

The CRS-3 is expected to roll into service during the summer, though whether this includes AT&T or other customers wasn't mentioned.



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