Monday, October 20, 2008

Belgium's Voo Selects NSN + Juniper for Ethernet Backbone

Belgium's VOO, which provides TV, high-speed Internet access and fixed telephony services to more than 1.2 million subscribers throughout Wallonia and Brussels, has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to supply and support Juniper Networks' MX-series Ethernet Services Routers and EX-series Ethernet switches for its network backbone. The new network will enable VOO to deliver fast, reliable and customizable multiplay services. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Nokia Siemens Networks' worldwide capability in deploying operator infrastructure equipment and support services helps VOO create an IP network that will scale to meet the needs to their subscribers. At the same time, Nokia Siemens Networks' extensive service capabilities ensure unsurpassed carrier class reliability to VOO.

VOO's IP backbone consists of MX960 Ethernet Services Routers delivering up to 960 Gbps of switching and routing capacity. The Juniper Networks EX 4200 series Ethernet switches were selected by VOO for their high throughput, interoperability and low energy consumption.

"Our global partnership with Juniper is a key pillar in our IP network strategy and we are delighted that VOO has recognized the value that our combined strengths can deliver," said Hans Juergen Bill, the head of West South Europe region for Nokia Siemens Networks. "Getting ahead and creating an edge in the triple play market is extremely challenging and depends largely on a service provider's ability to be agile and flexible through its network model and service creation layer."