Tuesday, February 1, 2005

India's RailTel Selects Juniper for Nationwide IP/MPLS

India's RailTel Corporation selected Juniper Networks' M-series multiservice edge routing platform to help transform its nationwide TDM-based railway network into one of the country's largest IP/MPLS networks. RailTel operates a vast optical network currently comprised of 25,000 kilometers of cabling. RailTel plans to grow this infrastructure to 40,000 kilometers in the next three to four years. RailTel points of presence (POPs) will be available at every railway station (totaling approximately 4,000 POPs by 2008), providing secure Internet connections to railway customers. The current project with Juniper calls for the installation of M-series platforms in 38 cities in India. RailTel will be able to use the new network to offer a wide variety of value-added services including Layer 3 IP VPNs, Layer 2 virtual leased line services, VPLS and managed IP VPN services with QoS. Financial terms were not disclosed.


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