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The new Cisco ASR 9000 Series 400G and 200G Modular Line Cards provide customers with a highly flexible solution. They support multiple combinations of Ethernet ports, all in a single slot of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers (ASR 9000 Series). These modular line cards have two open bays (bay 0 and bay 1) for plugging in ASR 9000 Series modular port adapters (MPA), which gives network operators the flexibility to choose the ideal port density, speed, and optic based on their network requirements. With ASR 9000 Series modular line cards and the MPA portfolio, Cisco continues to focus on investment protection, along with consistent feature support, broad interface availability, and the latest technology. The latest additions to the MPA portfolio include the Cisco ASR 9000 Series 20-Port 10GE Modular Port Adapter, the 2-Port 100GE Modular Port Adapter, and the 1-port 100G Modular Port Adapter.
Using modular line cards along with port adapters, the ASR 9000 Series can support a wide range of customer applications, including video on demand, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), point-to-point video, Internet video, and cloud-based computing. The line cards can also be used to deliver economical, scalable, highly available, line-rate Ethernet, and IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching (IP/MPLS) edge services. Cisco ASR 9000 Series line cards and routers are designed to provide the fundamental infrastructure for scalable Carrier Ethernet and IP/MPLS networks, supporting profitable business, residential, and mobile services.