John Chamber CEO of Cisco the leading supplier of networking equipment has recently announced CRS-3 (Carrier Routing System – 3) with price starting from $90,000 US (Cheap) that can handle traffics of 322 terabits per second, 12 times its major competitors. What does this mean? For a normal user this means 4 billion MP3 songs on iTunes store to be downloaded in seconds, every movie ever made till date to be downloaded under 5 minutes, over 1 billion simultaneous video calls (total population of India or China), 1Gbps internet connection for everyone in San Francisco, ability to deal with all the image data Google Earth stores about our planet in just under 2 seconds, download the entire printed collection of the Library of Congress in just over ONE second.
AT&T which presently deals with 19petabytes of traffic on an average business day is field testing this new router with 100 Gig interfaces between New Orleans and Miami.
Lets wait and see if Google plans to use these new routers for its recently announced 1Gbps internet connections to 500,000 households in the US on local fiber networks.