Tuesday, September 16, 2008

XO Deploys Juniper MX960 Ethernet Services Routers in Major Metros

XO Communications is deploying Juniper Networks MX960 Ethernet Services Routers in major metropolitan locations nationwide to support a broad range of services, including High Speed IP Transit, IP-VPN and VoIP services for businesses, large enterprises and wholesale customers. Specifically, the additional capacity will enable XO Communications to continue to meet customer demand for higher speed IP transit services at speeds of 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps. The deployment delivers a three-fold increase in capacity across the edge of the XO IP network. Financial terms were not disclosed.

In the first half of 2008, IP traffic on the XO network grew by nearly 60 percent, driven by enterprise and wholesale customers' bandwidth demands and utilization of XO High Speed IP Transit services to support the growing bandwidth consumption of their downstream customers from services such as video streaming, voice over IP, gaming, ecommerce, and online file sharing.

The XO High Speed IP Transit service provides:

  • DS3, OC3, OC12, OC48, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit and 10 Gigabit Ethernet Service options;

  • Full port or burstable billing options;

  • Service Level Agreements; and

  • Direct connectivity to high valued content and access destinations on the Internet.