New "Revolutionary" Routing System by Cisco

Updated: January 07, 2011

Written by: Amelia Gurley

Cisco claims that their new carrier routing system, unveiled March 9 2010, will revolutionize the way the Internet works. This system, called the CRS-3, involves new core IP routing technology capable of up to 322 terabits per second, leapfrogging existing routing systems by a considerable amount. Cisco's CEO, John Chambers, claims that this project is "laying the foundation for the next-generation Internet" which will "change our lives in ways we are just beginning to dream about."

Whether or not Cisco can deliver on this Richard Martin, writing in VON, says that "CRS-3 is certainly an impressive leap forward in terms of bandwidth and quality of service assurance for Cisco’s service provider partners." Although alternative routing technology is an old idea in the VoIP world, the CRS-3 undeniably represents a major technological advance. As Chambers predicts, "powered by video collaboration over ultra high-speed broadband connections, large companies will grow at 5-10 percent a year in the coming decade, and national economies at 3-4 percent annually." This increase in ebusiness and a corresponding rise in VoIP trafficking will ensure that while CRS-3 may not change lives, it will certainly find a ready market.

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