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New Addition to Cisco’s Carrier Ethernet System

Some hot news in our Carrier Ethernet portfolio: we recently introduced the ME3600X and ME3800X platforms (a.k.a. “Whales”), designed for the next Generation Carrier Ethernet access and aggregation.

The Metro Ethernet switches have earned a reputation of being robust, cost efficient and highly manageable products.  Now with these latest additions, you can enjoy a fully carrier Ethernet capable switch in a compact 1 RU format.  The products support full MPLS functionality (L2VPN and L3VPN, TE, FRR, …), Ethernet VC infrastructure, E-OAM.  It is extremely scalable for its compact size (256k Mac Address, 8000 Bridge Domain, 16,000 Pseudowires, 32,000 queues), and is also ready for mobile backhaul thanks to its support for SyncE.  Uplinks can be 1 GE or 10GE.  Finally the power consumption is very efficient (1.5W/Gbps typical).

Based on the interest we already see from various customers, this platform will likely be a major hit.  It indeed allows to extend carrier Ethernet functionality to smaller remote sites, in a cost efficient manner.

Cisco’s overall architecture for Carrier Ethernet System is explained in the following video.

For more product information, feel free to consult the links below, or to get in contact with us.

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