The Cisco 12000 Series is the industry's leading portfolio of routing solutions that seamlessly scales from 2.5Gbps/slot to 40G/slot capacity to optimize service delivery over carrier IP/MPLS core and edge networks.
This portfolio leverages state of the art silicon and intelligent software technologies, delivering uncompromising routing performance, superior QoS capabilities, proven high availability support, comprehensive Layer 2/Layer 3 services and a fully integrated core and edge feature set.
Through its upgradeable switch fabric, the Cisco 12000 Series provides the industry's only proven investment protection and lowest total cost of ownership. Based on years of innovation and a global installed base of over 23,000 systems, the Cisco 12000 Series is uniquely positioned for carriers worldwide to build the most sophisticated and competitive IP/MPLS service delivery infrastructure.
The Cisco 12416 Router offers the features needed by service providers to build IP/MPLS networks and deploy high-end edge services in a 16-slot, 10 Gigabit/slot full rack chassis that delivers 320 Gbps switching capacity with high performance, scalability, and proven investment protection. This system can be field upgraded to the 40G/slot of the Cisco 12816 router.