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The Cisco Catalyst® 2950 Long-Reach Ethernet (LRE) 997 switch enables service providers to extend Metro Ethernet services over existing phone and legacy wiring. Service providers now have a cost-effective solution that leverages their existing copper infrastructure to deliver intelligent network services at the metro access edge, enabling service breadth, availability, security, and manageability. The Catalyst 2950 24 LRE 997 switch has DC power for service provider deployments in central offices and is optimized for service provider deployments that must comply with plan 997 VDSL. The Cisco Catalyst 2950 LRE 997 Switch includes:

  • 24 LRE ports
  • 2 10/100/1000BASE-T ports
  • 2 Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports
  • DC Power

The complete end-to-end Cisco LRE 997 solution includes:

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