The Cisco ASR 9000 Series SPA Interface Processor (SIP) extends the unprecedented scale and flexibility of Cisco's flagship edge router. The Cisco ASR 9000 Series represent an exciting new paradigm in the world of routing with exceptional layer 2 and layer 3 scalability, carrier-class reliability, environmentally conscious design, incredible flexibility, and an enticing price-to-performance benchmark. The Cisco ASR 9000 Series also offers service- and application-level intelligence focused on optimized video delivery and mobile aggregation. Finally, the Cisco ASR 9000 Series is designed to simplify and enhance the operational and deployment aspects of service-delivery networks.
The Cisco ASR 9000 Series SPA Interface Processor 700 (A9K-SIP-700) uses established hardware and software designs to accelerate the introduction of varied physical layers and help achieve a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). It is an integral part of the multi-service edge (MSE), Ethernet MSE (E-MSE) and mobile backhaul capabilities