September 10, 2008

Kintetsu Cable Installs Foundry’s BigIron RX Backbone Switches

Foundry Networks, a provider of switching, routing, security and web traffic management solutions, has announced that Japan-based Kintetsu Cable Network has installed its BigIron RX backbone switches to deliver broadband and enhanced television services.

KCN began constructing its Metro Ring using Foundry's FastIron Edge X Series and then launched a broadband service using fiber-optics throughout the metro area. According to Foundry, the installation of BigIron RX backbone switches is designed to reinforce the existing Metro Ring in order to ensure better service quality and increase capacity.

The 10 gigabit ethernet (10GbE) Metro Ring, comprised of the BigIron RX-4 and FastIron Edge X Series 424-HF switches, were installed as KCN's core network to link together the main connection points. Customer connection points are connected to the GbE Metro Ring, which in turn is linked to switches installed at main connection points.

Ahmed Abdelhalim, director of product management and marketing for Foundry's high-end and service providers systems business unit, said: "With reliability, performance and long-term scalability at the forefront of our mind, KCN's advanced infrastructure delivers residential and business users enhanced broadband services while also providing KCN a scalable, reliable and future-ready solution."