Cisco ONS 15454 Series Multiservice Provisioning Platforms

EoS/EoL Announcement for the Cisco ONS 15454 MSPP 12-Port EC1 Card

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Cisco® announces the end-of-sale and end-of-life dates for the Cisco ONS 15454 MSPP 12-Port EC1 Card. The last day to order the Cisco ONS 15454 MSPP 12-Port EC1 Card is October 30, 2007. Customers with active service contracts will continue to receive support from the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as shown in Table 1 of the EOL bulletin. Table 1 describes the end-of-life milestones, definitions, and dates for the Cisco ONS 15454 MSPP 12-Port EC1 Card. Table 2 lists the product part numbers affected by this announcement.

The replacement is the Cisco ONS 15454 SONET 48-Port DS-3/EC-1 Interface Card, which provides a cost-effective, high-density DS-3/EC-1 interface solution for hand-offs and aggregation of large numbers of DS-3 and EC-1 circuits between networks. The card's high-density design frees up shelf-assembly slots for additional service-interface types. The replacement card is equal in performance and is 60 percent less expensive on a per-port basis.

Table 1. End-of-Life Milestones and Dates for the Cisco ONS 15454 MSPP 12-Port EC1 Card




End-of-Life Announcement Date

The date the document that announces the end of sale and end of life of a product is distributed to the general public.

October 30, 2006

End-of-Sale Date

The last date to order the product through Cisco point-of-sale mechanisms. The product is no longer for sale after this date.

October 30, 2007

Last Ship Date: HW

The last-possible ship date that can be requested of Cisco and/or its contract manufacturers. Actual ship date is dependent on lead time.

January 29, 2008

End of Routine Failure Analysis Date: HW

The last-possible date a routine failure analysis may be performed to determine the cause of product failure or defect.

October 29, 2008

End of New Service Attachment Date: HW

For equipment and software that is not covered by a service-and-support contract, this is the last date to order a new service-and-support contract or add the equipment and/or software to an existing service-and-support contract.

October 29, 2008

End of Service Contract Renewal Date: HW

The last date to extend or renew a service contract for the product.

January 28, 2012

Last Date of Support: HW

The last date to receive service and support for the product. After this date, all support services for the product are unavailable, and the product becomes obsolete.

October 28, 2012

HW = Hardware OS SW = Operating System Software App. SW = Application Software

Table 2. Product Part Numbers Affected by This Announcement

End-of-Sale Product Part Number

Product Description

Replacement Product Part Number

Replacement Product Description


EC1, 12 Ckt, I-Temp


DS3, 48 Ckt., reqs SA-HD shelf assembly


EC1, 12 Ckt, I-Temp


DS3, 48 Ckt., reqs SA-HD shelf assembly


Contains 2ea EC1, 12 Ckt.

There is currently no replacement product available for this product.


Product Migration Options

Customers are encouraged to migrate to the Cisco ONS 15454 MSPP 48-Port DS3/EC1 Interface Card. Information about this product can be found at:
Customers can use the Cisco Technology Migration Plan (TMP) to trade in products and receive credit toward the purchase of new Cisco equipment. For more information about Cisco TMP, go to: The Cisco TMP application requires all users to have a user ID.
Customers may be able to continue to purchase the end-of-sale product through the Cisco Authorized Refurbished Equipment program. Refurbished units of the end-of-sale product are available in limited supply for sale in certain countries on a first-come, first-served basis. For information about the refurbished equipment program, go to:

For More Information

For more information about the Cisco ONS 15454 MSPP 48-Port DS3/EC1 Card contact your local account representative.
For more information about the Cisco End-of-Life Policy, go to:
To subscribe to receive end-of-life/end-of-sale information, go to: