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Remove bandwidth bottlenecks from increased video-on-demand (VoD), IPTV, point-to-point video, Internet video, and cloud services traffic with the Cisco® ASR 9000 Series 2-Port 100 Gigabit Ethernet Line Cards (Figure 1). These powerful line cards deliver an industry-leading two 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports to any slot of a Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router. Large 10 Gigabit Ethernet link aggregation bundles can now be replaced by a single 100 Gigabit Ethernet port to simplify network designs. These line cards deliver economical, scalable, highly available, line-rate Ethernet and IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) edge services. Both Cisco ASR 9000 Series line cards and Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers are designed to provide the fundamental infrastructure for scalable Carrier Ethernet and IP/MPLS networks, to promote profitable business, residential, and mobile services.

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C Form-Factor Pluggable (CFP) interfaces
Provide the capacity to mix and match 100 Gigabit Ethernet interface types across a single line card. For a complete list of supported interfaces, please see the Cisco ASR 9000 Transceiver Modules: Line Card Support data sheet.

Layer 2 and Layer 3 services
Combined IP, MPLS, Ethernet, Layer 2 VPN (L2VPN), and Layer 3 VPN (L3VPN) services

Carrier-class operations, administration, and maintenance (OA&M)
NetFlow, IEEE 802.1ag, IEEE 802.3ah, ITU Y.1731, IP service-level agreement (IP SLA), virtual circuit connectivity verification (VCCV), ping, and traceroute

Video monitoring (VidMon)
Provides real-time monitoring of video flows, including issuance of an alarm upon degradation

Cisco IOS® XR Software
Modular, patchable, restartable, scalable, highly available, carrier-core and edge-proven operating system

Synchronous Ethernet
Derives and provides synchronization from and to Ethernet interfaces, Cisco ASR 9000 RSP, and network synchronization interfaces

IEEE 1588-2008
Cisco ASR 9000 Series support of the IEEE 1588-2008 protocol, providing the capability to distribute precision time and frequency across the network

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