In order to meet the growing demand for video and broadband services, German cable company Kabel Deutschland has selected Cisco to supply its Cisco CRS-3 platform to upgrade the operator’s internet protocol next generation network (IP NGN) core. The solution is designed to enable the cableco to optimise its network resources, reduce costs and provide a better application experience by integrating the IP NGN infrastructure with cloud computing services. It utilises the modular Cisco IOS XR software operating system, which simplifies network operations while enabling comprehensive system redundancy and network resiliency. The increased scale of the upgraded network will also enable Kabel Deutschland, which operates cable networks in 13 German federal states, to offer future internet speeds of up to 1Gbps, in addition to video and voice services. ‘We are pleased that Kabel Deutschland has selected the Cisco Carrier Routing System to meet the demands of increasingly complex video and content-rich media transport,’ commented Surya Panditi, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco’s core technology group, adding: ‘The CRS-3 complements Cisco’s ASR 9000 Series which Kabel Deutschland recently deployed, positioning [the company] to deliver a multitude of video and data services and manage the demands of visual networking.’
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