Tuesday, January 30, 2007

UK Ministry of Defence Deploys Juniper Routers

BT will provide routers and security solutions for the U.K.'s Defence Fixed Telecommunications Service (DFTS) project, which connects 240,000 users at over 1,500 sites across the UK and overseas. DFTS has consolidated all existing defense networks to deliver unified voice, data, LAN interconnectivity and WAN services for the Royal Navy, British Army, the Royal Air Force and MoD Centre. The new network is now live, with the first services being delivered in September 2006. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The new network based on Juniper routers, including M-series multiservice routing platforms and J-series service routers. BT has also deployed NetScreen-5200 high-performance integrated firewall/IPSec VPN security systems to provide network protection and defence. The M-series platforms provides the DFTS network with advanced IP/MPLS edge routing, enabling future multiple services--including VPNs, network-based security, real-time voice and video, bandwidth-on-demand, rich multicast and IPv6 services--to be delivered over the single network. The supporting J-series service routers deliver data connectivity to remote and branch offices, and are ready for the rollout of VoIP services as required.