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Advantages for Service Providers

Advantages for Service Providers

The Cisco Catalyst 4500 Series switches are designed to deliver Fiber to the Home (FTTH), broadband aggregation and Metro Ethernet services. The Catalyst 4500 delivers integrated resiliency combined with advanced features for per-subscriber QoS, security, and performance which service providers require to deploy triple play services.


Catalyst 4500 Introduces In Service Software Upgrade

Customers using In Service Software Upgrade (ISSU) can now upgrade the Full IOS image without taking the switch out of service, maximizing network availability.


Catalyst 4500 for Service Provider Advantages

  • Investment protection: An evolutionary centralized architecture allows for the easy upgrade of all system ports to higher level functions with simple supervisor upgrades
  • High availability: Hardware- and software-based resiliency are designed into the architecture to help minimize network downtime
  • Comprehensive security: Advanced security capabilities mitigate information theft and limit damage from worms and viruses
  • Scalability: This high-density solution offers up to 102Mpps nonblocking performance independent of the number of security policies or Layer 3 services enabled

Customer Success Stories

Free Telecom
Free Telecom, a leading Service Provider in France offers triple play services including HDTV over this next generation FTTH network powered by the Cisco Catalyst 4500.

UNET
UNET deploys Cisco Catalyst 4500 to offer FTTH services in the City of Almera in Netherlands.

TRE-FOR
Danish utilities company TRE-FOR, uses the Cisco Catalyst 4500 Metro Ethernet FTTH technology to deliver Ethernet services to residential customers.

Surewest
Surewest offers Triple play services including broadcast TV and HDTV over a next generation FTTH network powered by the Cisco Catalyst 4500.

Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited
Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited (“HKBN”), a leading fixed-telecommunications network service provider in Hong Kong, deploys Cisco Catalyst 4500 to deliver triple play services over Ethernet.


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