Cisco's promise of news that would change the internet forever was the announcement of its CRS-3 Carrier Routing System. Sounds exciting right? Well the name may not imply much, but this could be the basis of the next-generation internet.
With capacity more than 12 times greater than current competitors and triple the scale of its predecessor, the Cisco CRS-3 can pipe up to 322 Terabits per second.
For perspective, Cisco offers a few examples of what is possible. Using a CRS-3, Cisco claims it is possible to download the entire printed collection of the Library of Congress in just over one second; every man, woman and child in China to make a video call, simultaneously; and every motion picture ever created to be streamed in less than four minutes.
AT&T pushed out its own press release regarding its Cisco CRS-3 testing. Touting it as the world's first field trial of 100-Gigabit backbone network technology, AT&T's used its live network between New Orleans and Miami. The trial advances AT&T's development of the next generation of backbone network technology that will support the network requirements for the rapidly growing demand from fixed and mobile devices.