Cisco announced that NTT Plala has deployed the Cisco Aggregation Services Router 9000 Series for its Internet access service. This will enable NTT Plala to build a secure wideband Internet service infrastructure while reducing energy consumption.
Today, it is imperative for Internet service providers to respond to the growth in Internet traffic brought about by the spread of video-sharing sites and on-demand video viewing services -- as well as the expanding business use of cloud-based applications.
Service providers also need to address the issue of Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) address exhaustion, prepare their networks to meet IPv6 requirements, and offering attractive services to acquire new subscriptions.
Moreover, the environment surrounding Internet service providers is drastically changing, as they need to respond to concerns about energy supply. Under such circumstances, NTT Plala has employed the Cisco ASR 9000 Series to enhance the efficiency of its network equipment and enable the company to promptly respond to changes in the business environment.
NTT Plala will gain the following benefits from its investment:
- Establishment of a scalable Internet platform
The Cisco ASR 9000 is highly scalable and, in the future, will serve as a 100 Gigabit Ethernet platform and help service ISPs protect their investments over the long term and reduce CAPEX (capital expenditure). It also supports carrier-grade IPv6 functions to enable future service expansion.
- Reduction of energy consumption
A modular power system implemented in the Cisco ASR 9000 supplies the minimum energy required by the system, thus reducing operating expense by lowering power consumption per transfer rate.
- Enhancement of security service
Using Cisco SCE (Service Control Engine) as a DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) product that controls bandwidth and applications, NTT Plala is currently offering "Net Barrier Basic" value-added service that enables the provision of a safe and secure broadband environment. From now on, the company can establish an infrastructure that further enhances consumer security service that offers safe and secure Internet environment by combining the Cisco ASR 9000 and Cisco SCE.
"Deploying Cisco ASR 9000, companies can get a highly scalable platform that allows them to offer enhanced security service," said Katsumi Nagata, Board Director, General Manager of NTT Plala. "The environment surrounding ISPs is getting highly complex. Companies are facing many challenges including the need to respond to increasing video traffic and reduce power consumption. Cisco ASR 9000 offers solutions to each of these challenges."
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