Juniper MX Series to power BT's 21CN deployment

Juniper Networks Edge routers to connect BT 21st Century Network project worldwide

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Juniper MX Series to power BT's 21CN deployment The Juniper MX Series will allow BT to deliver high throughput, reliable and resilient services to customers," says Nazi.
By  Mark Sutton Published  August 4, 2010

BT has selected Juniper Networks MX Series Universal Edge Routers as a strategic Edge platform to support its 21st Century Networks (21CN) service deployment.

21CN is a global customer network, which is intended to rapidly deliver next-generation software services to BT customers on a worldwide basis, such as convergence and large scale Ethernet.

The Juniper MX Series will help to deliver large scale Ethernet and high-speed MPLS VPN Services for customers outside the UK, and will also provide support for applications such as intranet and extranet multicast VPN for customers around the world.

In addition, the MX960 will be used in the first of BT's edge network deployments, created specifically for the high-speed requirements of its global financial services customers.

"We chose Juniper's MX Series for the unprecedented scalability, performance and reliability it can deliver across the network as we introduce the final phases of our 21st century network," said George Nazi, president, 21CN Global Networks & Infrastructure, BT. "This will help enable us to serve customers and market sectors where throughput, reliability and resilience in the network infrastructure are non-negotiable. Juniper's vision focuses on the new network philosophy, which aligns perfectly with BT's objectives for 21CN, so this latest collaboration is a perfect fit."

The MX960 Universal Edge Router is a high density Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ethernet platform designed for deployment in a number of enterprise and service provider Ethernet scenarios, running on the Junos operating system.

Gert-Jan Schenk, senior vice president EMEA, Juniper Networks added: "Service providers must balance the drive for greater bandwidth, scale and performance against the need to contain costs and complexity in the network. BT is investing in Junos at the heart of its network strategy, to achieve better performance at a lower total cost of ownership. This is a great example of the advancement of the economics of networking."

3181 days ago

BT's 21CN network is built using Cisco kit, duplicated with Juniper's. BT's justification was that a security exploit or bug is very unlikely to affect both Cisco & Juniper routers at the same time!

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