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NTT America Selects Cisco ASR 9000 to Deliver Business Broadband Services

Demand for Greater Capacity, Ultra-High-Speed Internet Access Spurs Next-Generation Internet Protocol Network Upgrade

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Cisco ASR 9006 (doors off)

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router


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Cisco ASR 9000 Series router


Cisco ASR 9006 & ASR 9010 (doors off)

Cisco ASR 9000 Series routers

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 1, 2010 – Cisco today announced that NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, the global data and Internet Protocol services provider based in Japan, will deploy the Cisco® ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router to scale its Next-Generation Internet Protocol Network infrastructure for leading capacity, nonstop video, power efficiency, robust IPv6 support and integrated video monitoring intelligence.

Facts:

  • NTT America's infrastructure assets depend on providing the highest levels of network performance and flexible service options to customers in markets such as financial services, content delivery, Internet service provision, and the entertainment and media industries, where demand for high-definition video is expanding the market for IP transit at unprecedented rates. After a search for a carrier-class router that could meet stringent cost and performance requirements as well as rigorous tests in a variety of applications, NTT America selected the Cisco ASR 9000 as the platform best suited to support its customers' market-growth opportunities.
  • As a platform for Carrier Ethernet networks, the Cisco ASR 9000 is designed to deliver a per-slot capacity of up to 400 gigabits per second and to scale up to 6.4 terabits per second along with rich-service capabilities including nonstop video, while maintaining a reduced carbon footprint.
  • Optimized for video delivery and mobile aggregation, the Cisco ASR 9000 has a full set of service activation and provisioning systems that accelerate time to market without increasing operational expenses.
  • NTT America also set a requirement for carrier-grade IPv6 capability, as its global IP network has been running both IPv4 and IPv6 worldwide since 2001. IPv6 presents a major opportunity to businesses that need to stay competitive on a global basis, allowing them to take advantage of new applications in every market from entertainment to disaster response, while helping to ensure business continuity as IPv4 addresses dwindle. The Cisco ASR 9000 supports both IPv4 and IPv6 protocol stacks for service growth.
  • Global IP traffic is expected to increase fivefold from 2008 to 2013, approaching 56 exabytes per month in 2013, up from approximately 9 exabytes per month in 2008. IP traffic in Asia Pacific will lead this growth worldwide. It is forecast to reach 21 exabytes per month in 2013, accounting for more than one-third of the global traffic. (Source: Cisco Visual Networking Index IP traffic growth forecast 2008–2013.)
  • The NTT Communications Global IP Network has reached 300 gigabits per second (Gbps) of available capacity on the transpacific portion of the network, the highest available capacity of any global Tier 1 network, serving growing international customer bases and providing a cost-effective solution to meet the demand for bandwidth speed and capacity. By utilizing three cable systems - PC-1, Tyco Global Network (TGN) and Japan-US (JP-US) – NTT America provides a short, low-latency path for transpacific Internet traffic, allowing customers fast, reliable and cost-effective access to financial and international markets.

Supporting Quotes:

  • Doug Junkins, NTT America chief technology officer and vice president of IP development for NTT America's Global IP Network business unit
  • "Our customers need performance, reliability and flexibility to stay competitive in the global marketplace. As we work to expand our own infrastructure assets with the highest available capacity of 300 Gbps and continued investments in transpacific cable capacity, we knew we needed to set an equally high standard in upgrading our network. The Cisco ASR 9000 was the best platform and not only met the performance requirements our customers have today, but also provided a clear path to enabling our future 100G service plans."

  • Kelly Ahuja, Cisco senior vice president/general manager, Service Provider Routing Technology Group
  • "We are pleased to be working with an innovative and customer-focused company like NTT America. With high performance, high intelligence and high reliability, the Cisco ASR 9000 is the ideal routing platform to meet the future needs of NTT America and all of its many customers."

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About NTT America

NTT America is North America's natural gateway to the Asia-Pacific region, with strong capabilities in the U.S. market.  NTT America is the U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation, the global data and IP services arm of a Fortune Global 500 telecom leader: Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corporation (NTT).  NTT America provides world-class Enterprise Hosting, managed network, and IP networking services for enterprise customers and service providers worldwide.  For additional information on NTT America, visit us on the Web at www.nttamerica.com.

U.S. product information regarding the NTT Communications Global IP Network and its award winning IPv6 transit services may be found at http://www.us.ntt.net/, by calling 877-8NTT-NET (868-8638), or by emailing sales@us.ntt.net.  Follow NTT America on Twitter at @NTT_America or join us on Facebook at http://www.nttamerica.com/facebook for up-to-date news and announcements.

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