Cisco ASR 5500

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Intelligent Performance for the New Normal

Redefine the economics of your elastic packet core network with the Cisco ASR 5500. With its exceptional scale and performance, the ASR 5500 can accommodate volatile traffic patterns and changing demands on the network. It takes the flexibility, elasticity and intelligence of StarOS to a new level, so mobile operators can rapidly profit from new capabilities while providing an optimal user experience.

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Features and Capabilities

The new Cisco ASR 5500 expands on the industry-leading ASR 5000 Series, giving operators new ways to grow revenue and reduce network costs. Its flexibility helps operators to build their networks with one product family, no matter what the requirements may be. And scale helps ensure that the ASR 5500 will continue to meet stringent demands for the long term and keep subscribers happy.

Benefits include:

  • Elastic software for optimal control plane, bearer plane, and services
  • Support for both centralized and distributed architectures
  • In-line services that integrate intelligence across all services
  • Mobile platform designed for true terabit performance
  • Holistic performance capabilities beyond just throughput

Specifications at a Glance

Architecture High-capacity platform for dense 3G/4G/LTE and small cell services
Flexibility Virtualized design where functions based on software are not coupled to hardware
Scale All dimensions of scale: throughput, transactions, bearers, and PDNs
Intelligence Real-time integrated session-state intelligence (DPI) from Layer 1 to 7 for all traffic
Resiliency Full hardware and software redundancy, as well as high-availability software techniques
Services Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN), Serving Gateway (SGW), PDN Gateway (PGW), Home Agent (HA), and In-line Services

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