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Cisco Enables Largest Internet Exchange (IXP) Operator in Latin America to Scale Beyond Current Technologies

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Selected for Scalability, Resiliency and Redundancy
Aug 01, 2013

São Paulo, Brazil, August 1, 2013 - Cisco today announced that the Brazilian Network Information Center ( has deployed Cisco® 100 Gbps (gigabits per second) IP and IP/DWDM technologies to expand the Internet Exchange’s largest facility. The expanded network covering Sao Paulo and other major cities will include VPLS (virtual private LAN services) and 100 Gbps technologies to help ensure that Brazil’s Internet infrastructure is able to keep up with increasing demand due to economic growth and key international sport events. Integral to these growth plans is the Cisco ASR 9000 Series router for highly resilient and redundant IP connectivity and robust support for IPv6.

Originally engineered for 10 Gbps services, the Sao backbone, which connects more than 400 autonomous systems from Brazilian states and other countries, has seen a significant increase in bandwidth requirements driven by the growing high-speed Internet service and the number of subscribers in the Brazilian market. The Cisco ASR 9000 with VPLS and IP over DWDM technology met’s requirement for a rapidly deployable solution that could meet its growing Internet Protocol capacity needs without forcing an upgrade to any existing fiber infrastructure.

The solution will also allow a new and redundant network topology to help improve its availability, which significantly reduces traffic losses in the IP network when there are failures in the optical transport layer.

As a scalable solution, the installed Cisco technology will enable to easily add more 100 Gbps capacity as demand dictates as well as go even beyond 100 Gbps. According to the most recent Cisco Visual Networking Index Forecast, global IP traffic is expected to increase three fold between 2012 and 2017 because of the increased use of video, mobile and cloud applications.

Supporting quotes

Eduardo Ascenco Reis, manager,

“The Cisco ASR 9000 platform was selected after a long process that considered functionality, performance and physical aspects (rack space and power consumption). also understands that VPLS together with 100 GE and IP/DWDM is the appropriate solution to meet our scalability, resilient and redundant needs for the coming years."

Milton Kaoru Kashiwakura, director , Special Projects and Development,

"We are mirroring the LINX point of traffic exchange in London, which had a huge role in the success of the London Olympics. This investment with Cisco will meet the upcoming international sport events World Cup and the Olympics handily according to our forecasts for growth.”  

Sri Hosakote, vice president and general manager, High End and Optical Routing, Cisco
" is at the forefront of how the Internet can change people’s lives by making it easy to share news, messages, music and videos. Cisco is delighted to add to its growing list of providers who have selected the ASR 9000 Series and Cisco’s 100G nLight coherent DWDM technology to handle surging bandwidth demand on the next-generation Internet."

Amos Maidantchik, cirector for Public Sector at Cisco Brazil
"This solution will allow the Brazilian government to exchange more traffic within its departmentsand also with civil society that participates in the network in order to reduce costs and meet the present and future demands of voice, video and data.”

Supporting Resources:

·Cisco ASR 9000 Series

·Cisco 100 GE Solution

·Cisco Optical Networking

. Cisco Visual Networking Index home page:

About the Brazilian Network Information Center -

The Brazilian Network Information Center - ( is a civil, non-profit organization that implements the decisions of and projects approved by the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee in Brazil (’s permanent activities comprehend the coordination of domain names registrations - (, handling computer security incident reports and activity related to Brazilian networks connected to the Internet  - (, studying and researching network technologies and operations - (, producing indicators on information and communications technologies - ( and hosting the W3C Brazilian office (

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