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The Cisco
10000 Series Router introduces
new forwarding hardware, interface
modules, and Cisco IOS
Software. The
application and utility of the platform has
expanded, offering exciting opportunities
for service providers in the areas of service
definition and reduced operational
expenditure. The focus of the Cisco 10000
Series remains at the edge of the service
provider network.
The network edge has seen transformation
over the past years, with ever-increasing
demands on scalability, performance,
availability, and cost reductions. With its
new capabilities, the Cisco 10000 Series is
positioned to lead this market and define
the next wave of services and solutions.
The Cisco 1000 Series Performance
Routing Engine (PRE-2) offers a quantum
leap in scalability, performance, and
features over its predecessor (the PRE-1).
Coupled with the introduction of OC-48c/
STM-16c uplink modules, the solution is
positioned for higher-speed, higher-density
edge applications. The latest Cisco IOS
Software expands the Cisco 10000 Series
legacy in high-density leased-line and
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
applications, to include a full-featured
broadband aggregation suite.
This document provides a guideline to
applications best suited for the Cisco 10000
Series with its latest enhancements.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
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Product Bulletin No. 2254
Broadband Aggregation
The term "broadband" covers many access
technologies, including high-speed,
fixed-access circuits and wireless solutions.
For the purposes of this document,
broadband access is defined as subscriber
connections (business and residential)
accessing the service provider network over
DSL technologies. The Cisco 10000 Series
does not physically terminate DSL circuits
(this is the role of a DSL access multiplexer
[DSLAM]). Its role is to aggregate the many
thousands of ATM virtual circuits between
central office locations and a service
provider's IP network.
Ethernet is another broadband technology.
Long-range Ethernet is emerging as an
alternative to DSL technology in many
metropolitan regions throughout the world
It is likely to appear as an alternative
transport medium for DSLAMs competing
with ATM.
Ethernet is placed under the "broadband"
umbrella The Cisco 10000 Series offers
aggregation services for subscribers arriving
through traditional ATM broadband as
well as Ethernet broadband. With a rich
history in ATM connectivity and services,
the Cisco 10000 Series is optimized for
ATM-based broadband aggregation,
offering world-class scalability,
performance, and features.


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  • Page 1 Cisco 10000 performance, and features. Series with its latest enhancements. Cisco Systems, Inc. All contents are Copyright © 1992–2003 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Important Notices and Privacy Statement. Page 1 of 12...
  • Page 2 MPLS networks with Cisco products, and are now offering VPN services to thousands of business organizations. The Cisco 10000 Series offers a comprehensive and scalable MPLS feature set and is a leading provider-edge router in the Cisco portfolio. The product’s MPLS capabilities span both leased-line and broadband applications, the latter being a growth market in remote working environments.
  • Page 3 POPs and peering points for Internet access. The Cisco 10000 Series performs a pivotal role in the aggregation and termination of access technologies, authentication services, and the switching and routing of IP packets to and from the core.
  • Page 4 The Cisco 10000 Series offers a comprehensive Cisco IOS Software feature set that has proven reliability, interoperability, scalability, and performance for both applications. RFC 1483/2668 is also used extensively for leased-line applications. The Cisco 10000 Series has supported this protocol for more than three years, and has thousands of ports terminated.
  • Page 5 The wholesale provider has little to do with subscriber connections. The main purpose of this architecture is for mass transportation of sessions from the POP to the ISP LNS. Cisco Systems, Inc. All contents are Copyright © 1992–2003 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Important Notices and Privacy Statement. Page 5 of 12...
  • Page 6 L2TP The Cisco 10000 Series operates as a highly scalable LAC with a comprehensive set of PPP, AAA/RADIUS, and L2TP attributes. In many cases, an ISP will contract the service provider to dictate the service rate for the subscriber. This is usually implemented by ATM traffic shaping capabilities on the Cisco 10000 Series.
  • Page 7 Access Edge Core The Cisco 10000 Series provides several services at the edge, from Layer 2 circuit termination to advanced switching and IP routing, along with many IP services. Baseline Attributes for the Cisco 10000 Series Leased-Line Aggregator Interface diversity and density—Offers one of the broadest ranges of physical and logical interfaces in the industry, from low-speed copper to high-speed optical channelized.
  • Page 8 Leased-Line Aggregation Architectures and Applications Channelized Aggregation Architecture The Cisco 10000 Series was introduced to the service provider market more than three years ago. From the start, it has focused on the aggregation of low-speed, very-high-density leased-line circuits by using channelized interfaces (Figure 7).
  • Page 9 SONET/SDH When used as an ATM aggregator, the Cisco 10000 Series is usually placed in a central POP and connected to a local ATM switching node through optical interfaces. ATM virtual circuits are terminated on the device, and customer IP traffic destined for the Internet or VPN is routed onto the core network.
  • Page 10 Customer connections are usually defined as 802.1Q virtual LAN (VLAN) logical interfaces under the main Ethernet interface. The Cisco 10000 Series supports both Gigabit and Fast Ethernet interfaces with a rich set of high-value IP services, including QoS and ACLs.
  • Page 11 The Cisco 10000 Series is best positioned to take advantage of the “new edge” application with increased flexibility, performance, scalability, and availability.
  • Page 12 U.S. and certain other countries. All other trademarks mentioned in this document or Web site are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company.