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Verizon Enhances Telecom Platform Deployment with Juniper Networks PTX Series


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July 16, 2012

Verizon Enhances Telecom Platform Deployment with Juniper Networks PTX Series

By Deepika Mala, TMCnet Contributor

Even in current economic conditions, the telecom platform deployment industry has continued to expand at a substantial rate.

In fact just recently, Verizon revealed it will be deploying the Juniper Networks (News - Alert) PTX Series in major markets in the U.S. and Europe.

This deployment will provide Verizon with the densest multiprotocol label switching platform available in the industry with an initial capacity of eight terabits per second. It will also offer an upgrade of the Verizon global IP backbone to 100G Ethernet, which will support customer access speeds of 10G and above and will enable growth for FiOS (News - Alert), wireless and cloud services.

"In a world where customer needs and speeds are steadily increasing, Verizon will be able to improve the scalability and efficiency of its core MPLS network by employing the industry-leading switch density of the Juniper Networks PTX," said Ihab Tarazi, vice president of Global IP and Transport Planning and Technology for Verizon (News - Alert), in a press release. "The PTX provides significant packet processing power, system scale and reduced power consumption – all of which will help Verizon meet its future needs."

The Juniper Networks PTX Series provides up to 16 terabits per second of capacity in a single chassis, as well as industry-leading density in 10G, 40G and 100G Ethernet interfaces. It will help Verizon provide customers with additional service options and a superior user experience which will ultimately improve network performance and efficiency.

The company will initially deploy the PTX5000 but has plans in the near future to move toward higher terabit capacity. It supports private and public IP services including Ethernet and offers greater capacity and reduced power and consumption per gigabit.

Stefan Dyckerhoff (News - Alert), executive vice president and general manager for Juniper Networks Platform Systems Division added, "Today, Verizon makes another landmark decision by selecting the PTX Series, the industry's first converged packet transport switch, to advance its network core and provide future-ready scalability while dramatically simplifying its infrastructure overhead.

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