Network Convergence System 5500
Harness the Power of Mass-scale Networking
400G-ready to handle bandwidth explosion
The Network Convergence Systems (NCS) 5500 offers investment protection by allowing customers to transition to 400G at their own pace. The two new line cards require the 2nd generation of fabric cards and fans to be 400G ready.
24 x 400G
18 x 400G or 30 x 200G/100G with eTCAM
A wide range of 400G optical pluggable choices:
A wide range of 100G optical pluggable choices:
NCS 5500 Series use cases
Available in multiple form factors to address all your needs
Since its introduction in November 2015, the NCS 5500 product line has expanded to offer multiple form factors giving you more consumption flexibility.
A set of line cards supporting up to 36x 100GE ports and port flexibility to support 1GE, 10GE, 40GE and 100GE transceivers, plus support for 10G, 100G, 150G and 200G IPoDWDM ports.
Deployed in many customers' networks
There’s been widespread adoption of NCS 5500 Series across Service Provider, Cloud, Enterprise and Public-Sector market segments.
“With the Cisco NCS 5500 platform, we are getting the scale and power efficiency we were looking for and are reaping the benefits of a seamless and unified software fabric, powered by Cisco IOS XR to accelerate our time to market and streamline adoption of new services.”Marco Arioli, Senior Manager of Network Engineering, Fastweb
Leverage Cisco IOS XR innovations
NCS 5500 Series leverages the industry-leading IOS XR operating system, allowing you to:
Automate your network
Simplify your network architecture
Bring your own innovation