Alcatel-Lucent Makes a Grab for Core Systems With New Backbone Router

by Blog Burger on May 23, 2012

Alcatel-Lucent on Tuesday unveiled its 7950 Extensible Routing System core routing platform in a bid to take on rivals Cisco and Juniper Networks, the current leaders in the $ 4 billion market. The company’s seeking to leverage the increasing demand placed on carrier networks by the growing move toward cloud computing and the explosion in online video. A core router is designed to operate in the Internet backbone. It must therefore support multiple telecommunications interfaces of the highest speed and be able to forward IP packets at full speed on all of them.


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