Nokia to launch world's fastest router

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Nokia has revealed plans to launch what it says will be the world's most powerful network processor chipset, routing platform and router as part of its new IP routing portfolio.

The company has unveiled new products based on its high-capacity FP4 silicon, featuring the first 2.4Tbps network processor, up to six times more powerful than processors currently available.

A service router capable of supporting a 144Tbps configuration in a single shelf and an extensible petabit-class routing system scaling to 576Tbps in a single system using the new chipset will be launched in the fourth quarter.

Nokia said these new platforms will be the industry's first capable of delivering terabit IP flows, which will be a tenfold improvement over the existing 100Gbps links used for the internet's backbone.

The new routing platforms will have embedded packet intelligence and control technology that can be combined with Nokia's Deepfield IP network analytics solution to minimize security threats such as DDoS attacks while improving network efficiency.

“Nokia has managed to combine the raw horsepower required to run historic amounts of traffic between data centers with intelligent, secure and adaptable capabilities necessary for a cloud-connected environment,” ACG Research CEO and principal analyst Ray Mota commented.

“The company has seemingly struck the right balance with silicon and systems innovations that address investment protection and now has the fastest router on the market."

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