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Comcast, Cisco complete 100-Gigabit Ethernet test

Comcast Corp., of Philadelphia, Pa., a provider of entertainment, information and communications products and servi...


June 26, 2008  


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Comcast Corp., of Philadelphia, Pa., a provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services, today announced it has successfully completed a 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GE) technology test over its existing backbone infrastructure between Philadelphia and McLean, Va. using the industry’s first 100GE router interface developed for the Cisco CRS-1 routing system.

The Cisco CRS-1 100GE interface uses Comcast’s existing optical infrastructure to enable transmission of 100GE over DWDM fiber optic networks.

“Utilizing this type of technology will enable companies, like Comcast, to increase bandwidth per wavelength by a factor of 10 over the initial deployed capability,” the service provider said in a release.

“It also creates efficiencies by simplifying routing and operations through the use of statistically multiplexed 100GE links, in comparison to carrying the same amount of traffic split over more commonly used 10GE links.”