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NTT America Looks to Juniper to Enhance Global IP Network

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September 09, 2008

NTT America Looks to Juniper to Enhance Global IP Network

By Susan J. Campbell, TMCnet Contributing Editor

NTT America (News - Alert), a subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation and a global IP network services provider, has announced that it has enhanced the capacity of its Global IP Network through the installation of the Juniper Networks (News - Alert) T1600 core multi-terabit routers.

The decision to upgrade the backbone network – one of the largest dedicated Internet backbone networks in the world – was driven by the increased subscriber demand for compelling new applications such as IPTV (News - Alert) and multiplay services. 

“The T1600 provides us with a competitive advantage by improving network performance and creating more value for our customers, as well as meeting our commitment to protect the environment,” said Kazuhiro Gomi, CTO of NTT America and vice president of the NTT Com Global IP Network, in a Tuesday statement.

“We were able to cut power consumption by as much as 20 percent and doubled the network capacity without any increase in datacenter space requirements.”

A global Tier 1 Internet backbone, NTT Communications (News - Alert) Global IP Network serves the U.S., Europe, Oceania, Japan and Asia. NTT Com has been continuously upgrading its global Tier 1 IP backbone in response to customer demand for bandwidth intensive applications that include broadband networks, content deliver networks, Web 2.0 content and rich eCommerce properties.

NTT Com has also fully upgraded its global backbone to run the current Internet Protocol, IPv4, and the new Internet Protocol, IPv6. The company provides IPv6 Gateway (News - Alert) services that are available globally and allow enterprises to connect to the world’s only commercial-grade Global Tier One IPv6 Backbone that operates in four continents and serves thousands of customers.

“Juniper is pleased to provide NTT America with a high-performance network infrastructure that will enable it to quickly deploy innovative, high-quality services, at scale with significant operational savings,” said Opher Kahane, general manager and senior vice president, high end systems business unit, Juniper, in the statement.

“The T1600 routers, in combination with NTT America’s existing T640 routers and JUNOS software, will help accelerate service model innovation and lower operational costs, enabling NTT America to extract maximum value from its network assets.”

Service providers can increase network capacity with the T1600 multi-terabit core router. This increase keeps providers in line with escalating service demands without adding incremental systems to the network.

NTT America realized that now was the opportune time to expand its network in order to maximize the growing opportunities throughout global markets. Beyond the advantages that it will extend to service providers, the company’s embrace of both IPv4 and IPv6 ensures that it delivers network infrastructure that meets needs now and into the future.

Susan J. Campbell is a contributing editor for TMCnet and has also written for To read more of Susan's articles, please visit her columnist page.

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