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Alcatel-Lucent 7950 XRS
Alcatel-Lucent’s 7950 XRS customer momentum grows to over 25 service providers. The system delivers the scale, service and efficiency to satisfy growing IP core routing or MPLS switching requirements driven by massive growth in broadband services. (7/10/2014)
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Cisco CRS-X
Cisco’s CRS-X satisfies IP core network requirements for scale, routing, MPLS, service delivery, data center interconnect, and cloud support; uses the nPower X1 and X1e NPU family, delivering 12.8 Tbps of switching and 400G per-slot performance. (7/10/2014
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Cisco NCS6000
Cisco’s Network Convergence System 6000 addresses IP core network challenges to provide the demanding services required to deliver the Internet of Everything (IoE), and consumes only .65w/Gbps of traffic transported. (7/10/2014)
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Huawei NE5000E – 400G
Huawei’s NE5000E – 1T IP core router delivers leading switching capacity and Ethernet port densities to satisfy next-gen IP core network requirements. The system has leading switching capacity of 20.48 Tbps and released a 1 Tbps/slot line card. (7/10/2014)
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Juniper Networks PTX Series
Juniper’s PTX Series Packet Transport Routers address service provider IP core, optimized IP and MPLS plus integrated coherent 100G technology and a new 1 Tbps line card for higher densities. The PTX is deployed at Verizon, XO, Optus, and LINX. (7/10/2014)
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Juniper Networks T Series
Juniper T Series provides the scalability and rich functionality required to deliver non-stop IP core services, while supporting a broad spectrum of interface speeds and types to provide the desired flexibility to service providers. (7/10/2014)
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ZTE ZXR10 T8000
ZTE’s T8000 now provides a 400G/slot forwarding capability and increased Ethernet port densities to deliver needed IP core services; the multi-chassis capability provides additional scale and interface density; a 1T/slot upgrade awaits. (7/10/2014)
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Next Gen Core IP Router Product Metrics
  • Architecture
    • Rating
    • Switching Architecture
    • Max System Switching Capacity Tbps (H-Duplex), per largest single chassis
    • Max System Switching Capacity Tbps (H-Duplex), per telco rack
    • Multi-Chassis Support
    • Switch Fabric Type
    • Switch Fabric Redundancy
    • Packet Forwarding Capacity, Bpps
    • Packet Forwarding Capacity Useable, Bpps
    • Per Slot Capacity Possible, Full-Duplex
    • Per Slot Capacity Available, Full-Duplex
    • Per Slot Capacity Used, Full-Duplex
  • Interfaces and Port Density - Single Chassis
    • Rating
    • 400G Ethernet Clear Channel (ready and/or planned)
    • 100G Ethernet/chassis
    • 40G Ethernet/chassis
    • 10G Ethernet/chassis
    • DWDM
    • Other Interfaces
    • IP - Optical Integration
  • Resiliency and Power/Space Efficiency
    • Rating
    • Hot-swappable modules
    • Redundant Components
    • Non-Stop Protocols
    • Non-Stop Services
    • In-Service Software Upgrade
    • Other Protocol Redundancy
    • Power Requirements
    • Power Draw & Thermal Output
    • "Vendor Supplied" Watts consumed per Gigabyte transported
    • Total Line Card/Services Slots
    • Chassis Height (cm, in)
    • Chassis Width (cm, in)
    • Chassis Depth (cm, in)
    • Weight (kg and lbs)
    • Rack Units
    • Maximum Chassis per Standard Telco Rack
    • Agency Approvals
    • Other Compliance/Certifications
  • Infrastructure Services
    • Rating
    • Layer 2 Services (VPN, VPLS, etc.)
    • Layer 3 Services (L3 VPN, IP-VPN, NAT, etc.)
    • IP Routing and Peering Services Supported (P router, Internet Peering, Ethernet Peering)
    • Other
    • Data Center Interconnect
    • Other Applications and Services Supported
    • Operating System
    • Companion IP Services Edge Router
  • Service Scale Metrics
    • Rating
    • Max # L2 VPNs
    • Max # L3 VPNs
    • Max # Mac Addresses
    • Max # IPv4 Routes
    • Max # IPv6 routes
    • Max LSPs Supported
    • QoS Support
  • Network and Service Management
    • Rating
    • EMS
    • NMS
    • Fault Management
    • Performance Management
    • Control Plane Security and Monitoring
    • Accounting/Stats
    • Service Provisioning
    • OSS Integration
    • Cross Layer Management (Optical - IP)
    • Analytics
    • SDN Strategy (overlay, OpenFlow, etc)
    • NFV Strategy (Hosted, Ofload, etc.)
    • CFM 802.1ag
    • CFM Y.1731
    • EFM 802.3ah
    • TWAMP
    • MPLS OAM Tools
    • Ethernet OAM Tools
    • BFD
    • NetFlow
    • Other
    • Basic OS License
    • IP routing
    • LSR
    • Other Services/ Licensing Models and Options
  • Timing and Synchronization Support
    • Synchronous E support
    • IEEE 1588v2
    • Other
  • Additional Vendor Supplied Information
    • Release or GA Date
    • Key Customer Traction (Max Top 10)
    • Testing or Validation Reference
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