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Deutsche Telekom and Cisco Deliver Faster Internet to Connect More People Across Europe

News Summary: Deutsche Telekom deploys Cisco 8000 Series
Oct 19, 2021

News Summary:

  • Deutsche Telekom deploys Cisco 8000 Series routers powered by Cisco Silicon One, the industry’s highest bandwidth router, with speeds of 260 terabits per second (Tbps)
  • Deutsche Telekom worked closely with Cisco to move from redesign to full provisioning in under four months
  • Cisco Silicon One power efficiency advancements enable Deutsche Telekom to meet its CO2 neutralization goals

BONN, Germany, October 20, 2021 – Cisco and Deutsche Telekom (DT) share a common vision to connect more people and businesses to quality internet with faster speeds, added security, and the reliability needed to support always-on connectivity.  

Recently, Cisco launched the Broadband Index which shows that having thriving broadband infrastructures plays a significant role in creating agile and growing economies. 78% of the workforce across Europe believe fast, reliable, and secure access to broadband connectivity is now a necessity.

DT is one of the world's leading integrated telecommunications companies, with over 246 million mobile customers, more than 27 million fixed-network lines, and 22 million broadband lines. DT worked closely with Cisco to redesign its network to build the internet for the future and expand reliable access to more people across Europe. They implemented this monumental task from design to full provisioning in DT’s central backbone, in under four months.

The new network architecture is powered by the Cisco 8000 Series, the world’s most powerful mass-scale routers in the industry. Powered by Cisco Silicon One, the Cisco 8000 Series offers the agility and speed necessary to meet network demands and deliver an optimal, secure experience for DT customers and expand the current new 400 Gbps interfaces to 800 Gbps interfaces in the future.

Moving from the Cisco CRS-X multi-chassis system to Cisco 8000 series routers has reduced power consumption by up to 92% per 100 Gbps, making a significant contribution towards achieving DT’s CO2 neutralization goals. DT has already seen a major advantage in the solution, reducing space requirements from eight racks to one rack per system, crediting the high port density of the routers.

“Providing our customers with fast, reliable broadband to stay connected to the people and things that matter most is our top priority,” said Walter Goldenits, CTO of Telekom Deutschland GmbH. “The cooperation with Cisco provides us with a secure and stable network with supreme availability and security which benefits our customers.”

“We have seen the world transform over the last year and a half and the internet had to transform with it,” said Jonathan Davidson, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group, Cisco. “Working together with leading service providers like Deutsche Telekom, we are showcasing how the latest in networking, routing and silicon technology can deliver the internet experience we need to stay connected – and bring more people online.”

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