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Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 5500 Series

Mass Scale Metro and WAN Aggregation

The NCS 5500 Series offers industry-leading 100 GbE and 400 GbE port density to handle massive traffic growth. It is designed for operational simplicity and to efficiently meet the scaling needs of large enterprises, web, and service providers.

Features and benefits

Mass scale

Handle traffic growth with fixed or modular systems delivering unprecedented 100G and 400G density.

Service agility

Build unique network experiences with Segment Routing and EVPN powered by cloud-enhanced IOS XR.

Power efficiency

Keep costs in check with systems delivering lower power consumption, down to 0.3 Watts/Gb.

Investment protection

Upgrade your systems with Flexible Consumption Models to evolve your network with peace of mind.

NCS 5500 platforms

Fixed platforms

Designed for pre-aggregation and aggregation networks with a wide range of systems to accommodate your needs.

Modular platforms

Industry leading port densities to handle exponential demand growth on mass scale networks.

Evolve to 400G with new line cards

Gain integrated support for 100/200/400G and maintain backwards compatibility while benefiting from increased capacity with a simple upgrade.

Modernized IOS XR network operating system

The NCS 5500 Series routers utilize the IOS XR Operating System platform to simplify operations and help reduce complexity.

  • Reduce OpEx with customization based on the features you need without forcing a one-size-fits-all approach.
  • Ease the delivery and deployment thanks to new, powerful install procedures.
  • Facilitate integration to orchestration and management tools thanks to a wide variety of open APIs.

Services

Solve problems faster, improve operational efficiency, and reduce your risk of downtime with Cisco CX support services.

Where performance and practicality meet

Gain network performance and capacity while staying on budget with the help of Cisco Refresh. Our fully certified remanufactured products are available at significant savings and carry the same warranty and support options as new Cisco equipment.