July 29, 2008
NTT Communications Deploys Juniper Networks T1600 Core Routers in Global IP Network
Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that Japan's NTT Communications (NTT Com) has deployed Juniper Networks T1600 core routers to scale the capacity of its global IP network, the largest dedicated Internet backbone network in the world. Traffic growth driven by increased subscriber demand for IPTV and multiplay services compelled NTT Com to scale the capacity of its global Tier-1 IP backbone network. Key considerations for the selection included the non-disruptive upgrade path from the T640 to the multi-terabit capacity and energy efficiency advantages of the T1600.
"To support rapid increase of Internet traffic and services, we upgraded our backbone network with T1600s to expand routing capacity, while also minimizing operational cost, space and power consumption," said Kempei Fukuda, director, global network department, NTT Com. "With the T1600, we doubled the network capacity on the same footprint and, more importantly, reduced power consumption by more than 20 percent. The T1600 is an optimal solution for improving network performance, creating more value for our customers, as well as meeting our commitment to protect the environment."
NTT Com began its global IP network service in July 1997 with 45 Mbps bandwidth between Japan and the U.S. In 2000, NTT Com acquired a Tier-1 Internet service provider, Verio, and expanded the bandwidth between Japan and the U.S. to over 1 Gbps. NTT Com has been continuously upgrading its global Tier 1 IP backbone both in bandwidth to support end users' broadband Internet usage, and in direct connections to major ISPs in Asia, the U.S., Europe and the South West Pacific.
"We're pleased that NTT Com has deployed the T-series, which will enable it to keep pace with escalating business requirements while controlling costs as it scales," said Masanori Osuga, vice president of Japan, Juniper Networks. "By leveraging the widely-deployed JUNOS(R) software and sharing components with existing T-series routers, the T1600 offered NTT Communications a unique, seamless upgrade path for its installed base of T640 routers without service interruption to its customers worldwide."
With over 4,000 platforms shipped to more than 200 customers worldwide, the T-series is the industry's most proven, scalable, feature-rich and flexible core routing platform with the scale, performance, reliability and security required by the world's most demanding IP networks. The T1600 multi-terabit core router enables service providers to increase network capacity in line with escalating service demands without adding incremental systems to the network so that they can speed new service deployment, deliver a superior end-user experience and maximize their existing T-series investments. In addition, the T1600 can deliver 1.6 Tbps capacity with 40 percent less power consumption, compared to competitive platforms. All Juniper Networks T-series routers run on JUNOS software, a single source operating system that enables consistent operations, network scale without disruption, and unprecedented interoperability and service agility.
About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Com delivers high-quality voice, data and IP services to customers around the world. The company is renowned for its diverse information and communication services, expertise in managed networks, hosting and IP networking services, and industry leadership in IPv6 transit technology. The company's extensive global infrastructure includes Arcstar(TM) private networks and a Tier 1 IP backbone (connected with major ISPs worldwide), both reaching more than 150 countries, as well as secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Com is the wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world's largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit www.ntt.com.
About Juniper Networks
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