Cisco Network Convergence System 6000 Series Routers

Converged, elastic, and scalable

The Network Convergence System (NCS) 6000 helps enable superior network agility, packet optical convergence, and petabits-per-second system scale. It facilitates the Cisco Evolved Programmable Network to support virtualization and programmability at low total cost of ownership and delivers high-bandwidth mobile, video, and cloud services to end users.


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Features and benefits

Superior programmability and virtualization

Enhance application service offerings, increase provisioning speed, and optimize your network economics systemwide.

Engineering innovations

Innovations include Cisco nPower X1 NPUs, hardware-enabled true zero-packet, zero-topology loss ISSU, capability to scale beyond 1 petabit in a multichassis configuration, enhanced operations support, and packet-optical integration.

No service interruption

Intelligent distributed architecture and operationally efficient and redundant hardware help prevent interruption of service.

Increased environmental efficiency

Use an adaptable power consumption model for both the ASIC and CMOS photonics technology for the lowest carbon footprint in service provider routing today. Easily adapt each line card's power consumption to the number of ports used.

Optimal control-plane integration

Support control-plane integration between the router and optical extensions for configuration, monitoring, proactive redundancy, and scalability. Efficiently deliver cloud, video applications, and IoE capabilities to your customers.


Solve problems faster, improve operational efficiency, and reduce your risk of downtime.


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