Sunday, April 1, 2007

UK's Virgin Media Deploys Juniper Networks T-series

Virgin Media Group, the UK's largest cable operator serving 3 million customers, has deployed Juniper Networks T-series core routers, including the multi-terabit TX Matrix, to upgrade its IP backbone network. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Virgin Media, which was formed through the merger between ntl, Virgin Mobile and Telewest Global in 2006, is using the T-series for its next-generation IP network supporting bandwidth-intensive multiplay services such as IPTV, video on demand and VoIP. In addition to supporting all of its own broadband customers, Virgin Media also leases capacity on its core network to several of the UK's leading ISPs, so the Juniper Networks T-series will be supporting an expansive network capable of delivering Internet-based communications services to more than 12 million UK homes (more than 50 percent of the total households in the UK), and 85 percent of UK businesses.

Virgin Media also uses Juniper Networks integrated firewall/VPNs in its VoIP infrastructure, and the Juniper Networks Steel-Belted Radius family of high-performance RADIUS/AAA servers to provide centralized user authentication and access policy management.

Juniper noted that over 2,500 units of its T-series have been deployed worldwide.http;//

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