Monday, August 2, 2010

BT Deploys Juniper Networks MX Series for Global 21CN

BT has chosen Juniper Networks MX Series Universal Edge Routers as a strategic Edge platform to support 21CN service deployment outside the UK. Juniper's MX Series will be deployed in BT's global core network to provide large scale Ethernet and high-speed MPLS VPN Services. The Juniper edge routers will also provide support for applications such as intranet and extranet multicast VPN for customers around the world. In addition, the MX960 will be used in the first of BT's edge network deployments, created specifically for the high-speed requirements of its global financial services customers. The MX960 will also be used in the U.K. as BT's major Internet Peering platform. Financial terms were not disclosed.

The MX960 Universal Edge Router is a high density Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ethernet platform designed for deployment in a number of enterprise and service provider Ethernet scenarios. The MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers recently received MEF 9/14 certification, surpassing the requirements of carrier-grade Ethernet switches as defined by the Metro Ethernet Forum