ZTE Upgrades T8000 Router to IPv6 using NetLogic Microsystems’ NLA11k Knowledge-based Processors

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETL), a worldwide leader in high-performance intelligent semiconductor solutions for next-generation Internet networks, today announced that ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, has selected NetLogic Microsystems’ industry-leading NLA11k knowledge-based processors, optimized for Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) processing, for ZTE’s multi-terabit T8000 Cluster Router. ZTE’s T8000 Router is ideal for operators and service providers building sophisticated IP/Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) infrastructure for next-generation network backbones.

“We selected NetLogic Microsystems’ advanced knowledge-based processors because they deliver superior processing performance for more complex IPv6 routing and lower power consumption that enables us to develop industry-leading solutions for carrier, enterprise and data center networks”

The exhaustion of IPv4 Internet addresses, driven by the proliferation of Internet-connected devices, is currently driving the migration to the new IPv6 Internet addressing scheme, which increases the number of available addresses by more than 28 orders of magnitude. In order to support this migration, as well as the continued increases in complexity and higher throughputs of network traffic, next-generation networking equipment requires industry-leading knowledge-based processors that can perform Layers 2 - 4 network processing such as classification, security and forwarding at higher speeds, while supporting a 4x increase in Internet protocol address widths.

ZTE’s T8000 Cluster Router leverages NetLogic Microsystems’ advanced NLA11k knowledge-based processors to support complex Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) processing capabilities. Together ZTE’s T8000 router and NetLogic Microsystems’ NLA11k knowledge-based processor feature superior scaling capacity and port density, as well as offer unparalleled performance and reduced power consumption to operators and service providers.

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