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Carrier Ethernet and Edge Solutions

Combine programmability with physical hardware to create carrier class virtual services and functions. With Cisco's Carrier Ethernet and Edge routing portfolio providers can profitably scale their network services, capabilities, and reach.

Network architectures need to support all forms of network access, from fixed-line to 4G to Wi-Fi to cable. Additionally, assumptions about traffic patterns and capacity that have served you well in managing your edge networks are no longer relevant. To capture new market opportunities, you need a new level of virtualization, programmability, intelligence, automation, and scalability.

As an industry leader in Carrier Ethernet and IP/MPLS networks, Cisco offers a comprehensive portfolio of Carrier Ethernet and Edge Network solutions that delivers:

  • Carrier-class reliability, capacity, and scalability
  • End-to-end network infrastructure
  • Enhanced hierarchical quality of service (QoS)
  • Intuitive instrumentation and management
  • Power efficiency

Simplify the Network Edge

Significantly reduce total cost of ownership with ASR 9000 nV Technology.


Ethernet Access switches with application intelligence, unified services, virtualization, security, and simplified manageability.

Cisco ME 1200 Series Carrier Ethernet Access Devices

Service delivery demarcation devices ready for MEF 2.0 services and beyond, for today's mobile and cloud applications.

Cisco ME 2600X Ethernet Access Switches

Built specifically for fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) services.

Cisco ME 3400E Series Ethernet Access Switches

Improve the availability, flexibility, manageability, and security of your business services.

Cisco ME 3600X Series Ethernet Access Switches

Offer premium services with enhanced service-level agreement capabilities and flexible features that simplify network operation.

Cisco ME 4600 Series Multiservice Optical Access Platform

Reliable, modular OLT and flexible ONT/ONU devices for supporting fiber to the home, building, curb, cell, and business.

Aggregation and Edge

Transport Carrier Ethernet, video, and mobile services with scalability, modular power, and integrated IPoDWDM.

Cisco Network Convergence System 5000 Series

High-density, small-form-factor MPLS aggregation router for metro aggregation and MPLS enabled data center networks.

Cisco Network Convergence System 5500 Series

Designed for high-scale WAN aggregation to efficiently scale between data centers and large enterprise, web, and service provider WAN and aggregation networks.

Cisco ASR 901 Series Aggregation Services Routers

Optimized for cell sites and aggregation requirements in minimal-power, compact form factors.

Cisco ASR 903 Series Aggregation Services Routers

Support both Ethernet and TDM interfaces for converged access applications.

Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers

Get exceptional performance, service capabilities, reliability, and efficiencies in a compact form factor.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers

Scalability, modular power, and integrated IPoDWDM optimized for Carrier Ethernet, video, and mobile services transport.


IP transport solutions for the Evolved Programmable Network, converging IP and optical technologies.

Cisco Network Convergence System 4000 Series

Combines packet switching, OTN switching, and coherent DWDM interfaces to optimally utilize network resources.

Cisco Network Convergence System 2000 Series

Delivers touchless programmability, massive scale, multilayer convergence, and ultra-long-haul performance.

Network Management and OSS

Network orchestration and management solutions for optimizing performance, monitoring, and provisioning.

Cisco Prime for Evolved Programmable Networks

Simplifies the management of transport and cable access networks through integrated and automated execution of lifecycle tasks.

Cisco Carrier Management Solutions

Applications for simplifying the lifecycle management of Evolved Programmable Networks and services.

Cisco Prime Fulfillment Multivendor Service Orchestration

Automates and streamlines provisioning of Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) services across combined Cisco and Alcatel-Lucent networks.


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