And Another Phone Company Buys Cisco CRS-1

The ongoing online video boom is beginning to lift a lot of networking hardware boats. A good example is the accelerated sales of Cisco Systems’ (CSCO) CRS-1 routing platform. The San Jose,Calif.-based giant said today that AT&T is going to buy these monster routers for its backbone network. Video is not the only reason, of course, but it makes up a big part of the all-IP networks that are becoming commonplace.

Cisco counts most major phone companies and large cable operators as CRS-1 routing platform customers. The company is having its analyst day later this week, and one can expect more details about CRS-1 and the impact of video on Cisco sales.