The Cisco® 7603-S Router is a compact, 3-slot, high-performance router designed for deployment at the access or aggregation edge, where a combination of performance and multiple services options is necessary to meet the requirements of both enterprises and service providers. It enables Carrier Ethernet service providers to deploy an advanced network infrastructure that supports a range of IP video and triple-play (voice, video, and data) system applications in both the residential and business services markets. The Cisco 7603-S also enables mobile operators to preaggregate time-division (TDM) and ATM circuits over a common pseudowire layer, tremendously reducing operating expenses (OpEx). The Cisco 7606-S also delivers WAN and metropolitan-area network (MAN) networking solutions at the enterprise edge.
With a powerful combination of speed and services, the Cisco 7603-S is an outstanding choice for multiple applications. Whether deployed as a mobile Radio Access Network (RAN) preaggregation device, as a triple-play residential broadband services aggregator, or as a device for Metro Ethernet aggregation and uplink, the Cisco 7603-S meets requirements at a small point of presence (POP) (Figure 1). The Cisco 7603-S delivers high performance with a forwarding rate of up to 96 Mpps, and 240-Gbps total throughput while delivering high-touch, hardware-accelerated IP services.
One of the most important benefits of using the Cisco 7603-S is its compliance with ETSI closed-cabinet requirements (600-mm depth) from a depth perspective. This feature, plus its inherent compact size, makes the Cisco 7603-S especially attractive for service providers working in a very restricted rack space environment, as is often true at the central office.