The Cisco® ASR 920 Series Aggregation Services Router (ASR) is a full-featured converged access platform designed for the cost-effective delivery of wireline and wireless services. These temperature- hardened, high-throughput, shallow-depth, low-power- consumption routers are optimized for mobile backhaul and business applications. The Cisco ASR 920 provides a comprehensive and scalable feature set of Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN) and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services in a compact package. It also enables service providers to deploy Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-based VPN services from within the access layer. The Cisco ASR 920 Series offers key Carrier Ethernet features that simplify network operation; you can use them for premium services with enhanced service-level agreements (SLAs). An optional "pay-as-you-grow" feature and service activation model makes the Cisco ASR 920 Series a flexible and cost-effective solution.
The Cisco ASR 920 Router supports broadband access for delivering "any-play" services (voice, video, data, and mobility) to thousands of subscribers, with quality of service (QoS) on the Cisco ASR 920 capable of scaling up to a large number of queues per device. The large number of queues, combined with the three-level hierarchical QoS algorithm, results in an enhanced broadband user experience. This full-featured Layer 2 switch and Layer 3 router supports a variety of broadband applications including IPTV and video on demand (VoD), enhancing and extending the Cisco Evolved Programmable Network (EPN) architecture.
Converged Access for Mobile Applications
Deployed as a converged access platform for mobile backhaul, the Cisco ASR 920 Router can aggregate multiple base stations through multiple Ethernet and IP interfaces and can use MPLS as a transport for mobile backhaul traffic. It provides the Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) and IEEE-1588 timing services required in today's converged access networks. The router can be deployed in outside environments inside a rain- and water-protected cabinet and is certified for extended temperature ranges.
Metro Ethernet Access
The Cisco ASR 920 Router is built to meet service provider requirements for Carrier Ethernet access. It is optimized for remote access and central offices for smaller aggregation sites where a full-featured, small-footprint converged platform is needed. The router offers service flexibility and delivers Layer 2, IP, and MPLS transport for advanced L2VPN, L3VPN, and multicast services.
The Cisco ASR 920 Router helps service providers deliver differentiated, cost-effective services such as Residential Broadband, Mobile, and Metro Ethernet.
Flexible Deployment Options
The Cisco ASR 920 passively cooled version supports deployment in rain- and water-protected cabinets for outdoor deployment in line with GR-3108 Class 3 Installation and supports both horizontal and vertical mounting options.
The extended temperature range supported by the Cisco ASR 920 Router allows the router to be deployed in locations with minimal environmental control. The passively cooled unit with support for an extended temperature range allows service providers to extend the reach of their Carrier Ethernet networks to more rugged and remote locations.
Power Supply Unit: High Availability
This router supports dual DC power supplies. They are redundant and built into the chassis. The Ethernet interfaces are available in copper and fiber, with speeds ranging from 10 Mbps to 10 Gbps.