Cisco Network Convergence System (NCS) 540 Series

Built for Mobile Backhaul, Remote PHY, Carrier Ethernet, and Private WAN MPLS

A converged access platform designed to deliver services and applications with cost-effectiveness in mind. The NCS 540 is temperature hardened, and its low power consumption and small form factor makes it suitable for indoor or outdoor use.

Features and benefits

Comprehensive portfolio ranging from 64 Gbps to 900 Gbps.

Enable Segment Routing for granular traffic engineering.

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Quality of Service capabilities across differentiated SLAs.

Side-to-side or front-to-back airflow designs.

Flexible port options with 1/10/25/40/50/100/400GE available.

NCS 540 Series models

NCS 540

  • 1 RU
  • 64 - 800 Gbps
  • 1/10/25/40/50/100/400GE

NCS 540 Fronthaul

5G ready with advanced timing, ultra-low latency, and support for CPRI, eCPRI, and Radio over Ethernet

  • 1 RU
  • Up to 900 Gbps
  • 8 x CPRI Option 3-8; 4 x 1 / 10G / CPRI 3-8; 2 x 10 / 25G (802.1Qbu); 2 x 100G
  • 24 x 1G / 10G / 25G (802.1Qbu, CPRI option 3-8); 4 x 100G

Cisco DDoS Edge Protection

Keep attack traffic off your network by using your access, aggregation, and peering edge routers as the first line of defense against DDoS attacks.


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