Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Malaysia's Packet One Selects Juniper Networks For New MPLS Core

Packet One Networks, Malaysia's leading 4G WiMAX service provider, has deployed Juniper Networks MX Series Universal Edge Routers to create a new high-speed, service-enabling MPLS core network. The previous MPLS network had a single-layer star topology, while the new architecture has two layers: Juniper Networks MX960 routers are deployed at the central core and MX480 routers for regional aggregation.

Packet One acquired one of Malaysia's four WiMAX licenses in March 2007, and was first to market with its service launch in August 2008. In the following 12 months, it signed up more than 80,000 customers, including a sizable share of new broadband business customers in competition with the incumbent fixed network service provider. To date, Packet One has over 200,000 subscribers.

"The broadband market is relatively under-served in Malaysia and we are supporting the government's goal of reaching 50 percent of households by the end of this year. We are on track to extend our 4G WiMAX coverage to 45 percent of Malaysians households by the end of this year, with the goal of hitting 65 percent by 2012," said Michael Lai, CEO of Packet One.