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Friday, August 10, 2012

Juniper Networks PTX Series Strengthens Verizon's MPLS Backbone

Networking solutions provider Juniper Networks  has revealed that Verizon Wireless is deploying the company’s PTX Series of networking platform in its global multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) backbone, offering an initial capacity of eight terabits per second.

This MPLS initiative further strengthens Verizon’s  commitment to delivering higher speeds, improved latency, increased capacity and enhanced performance to its customers. Verizon plans to deploy the solution in major markets in the U.S and Europe by the end of this year.

Encompassing an high capacity, the Juniper Networks PTX Series provides up to 16 terabits per second of capacity in a single chassis, as well as an ultra high level of density in 10G (gigabit), 40G and 100G Ethernet interfaces. Verizon has selected the PTX5000, which delivers eight terabits per second of capacity, for initial deployment with plans to eventually move toward higher terabit capacity.

Additionally, this deployment acts as an upgrade of the Verizon global IP backbone to 100G Ethernet, supporting customer access speeds of 10G and above and enabling growth for FiOS, wireless and cloud services.

The PTX Series provides significant packet processing power, system scale and reduced power consumption – all of which will help Verizon meet its future needs. The technology also supports private and public IP services, including Ethernet, while offering greater capacity, reduced power consumption per gigabit, increased cost efficiency and a technology roadmap to scale in the future.

In a similar deal, recently Omantel, a telecommunications supplier that has strived to connect even remote communities to each other and to the rest of the world, signed an agreement with Etisalat to enhance MPLS connectivity options for corporate customers between the UAE and Oman.

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