China Telecom will adopt the CiscoÂ® CRS-1 Carrier Routing System to integrate the supercore network nodes of ChinaNet, the largest Internet Protocol (IP) service network in China.
ChinaNet, a public Internet service network operated by China Telecom, currently has more than 21 million broadband subscribers, with a total capacity of 4,000 gigabits per second (Gbps), accounting for more than half of China’s bandwidth for Internet services. In order to satisfy the needs of the rapidly escalating number of broadband subscribers and advanced multimedia applications, ChinaNet made the seventh upgrade of its backbone network.
Traffic processed by the Cisco CRS-1 will transit the previous multi-router structure of ChinaNet’s core network nodes in eight cities: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Xi’an, Chengdu, Wuhan and Nanjin. After integration, ChinaNet will significantly enhance the network capacity and improve management efficiency, enabling China Telecom to strengthen broadband business as well as laying foundation for the development of next-generation Internet applications.
Cisco CRS-1 is a new class of routing system designed to deliver continuous system operation, service flexibility and extended system longevity to telecommunications service providers and research organizations. This innovative routing system enables customers to scale network capacity up to 92 terabits per second (Tbps) and deliver next-generation data, voice and video services over a converged IP network while protecting their investments in the system.
Since its official release last year, more than 22 customers around the globe have adopted over 100 units of the Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System.
By choosing Cisco CRS-1 as a key component for building out the IP core networks of China Telecom, main Chinese telecom operator is employing the world’s most advanced networking technology, allowing them to compete in the global marketplace.