The Cisco ASR 901 Series Aggregation Services Router is a cell-site access platform specifically designed to aggregate and transport mixed-generation radio access network (RAN) traffic. The router is used at the cell site edge as a part of a 2G, 3G, or 4G RAN.
The Cisco ASR 901 router helps enable a variety of RAN solutions by extending IP connectivity to devices using Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), General Packet Radio Service (GPRS), Node Bs using High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) or Long Term Evolution (LTE), base transceiver stations (BTSs) using Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE), Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA), CDMA-2000, EVDO, or WiMAX, and other cell-site equipment.
It transparently and efficiently transports cell-site voice, data, and signaling traffic over IP using traditional T1 and E1 circuits, as well as alternative backhaul networks such as Carrier Ethernet and DSL, Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM), and WiMAX. It also supports standards-based Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Internet protocols over the RAN transport network, including those standardized at the Third-Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) for IP RAN transport. Custom designed for the cell site, the Cisco ASR 901 router features a small form factor, extended operating temperature, and cell-site DC input voltages.
Table 1 lists the Cisco ASR 901 1G Router model versions.
Table 1 Cisco ASR 901 1G Router Models
TDM + Ethernet Version
Table 2 lists the Cisco ASR 901 10G Router model versions.
Table 2 Cisco ASR 901 10G Router Models
TDM + Ethernet Version
Note Some of the Cisco ASR 901 models have port based licensing. For more details, see the Licensing chapter in Cisco ASR 901 Series Aggregation Services Router Software Configuration Guide.
System Specifications and Memory Details
Table 3 lists the supported system configurations and memory details for the Cisco ASR 901 router:
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Release Notes for Cisco ASR 901 Aggregation Series Router for Cisco IOS Release 15.4(3)S3