Cisco Network Convergence System 5500 Series


Cloud scale for WAN aggregation

The Network Convergence System (NCS) 5500 Series offers industry-leading density of routed 100 GE ports for high-scale WAN aggregation. It is designed to efficiently scale between data centers and large enterprise, web, and service provider WAN and aggregation networks.

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Features and benefits


High performance and high capacity

Get up to 288 100-Gbps ports at up to 28 Tbps in one-third of a rack.



The NCS 5500 Series offers redundant route processors, fabric, and power.


Low power consumption

The NCS 5500 Series uses only approximately 0.3 watt per 1 Gbps.


WAN aggregation solution

This programmable, dense, high-capacity, and modular series runs the latest version of Cisco IOS XR Software and supports segment routing, advanced forwarding feature sets, and programmable network management.


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