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Blink Communications Deploys Juniper Networks MX Series Universal Edge Routers throughout Southern Ontario


Juniper’s MX Series Routers and Junos Operating System Provide Service-Enabling Platform for Blink’s Next Generation Network

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Juniper Networks® (NYSE: JNPR) today announced that Blink Communications, a data communications service provider that delivers fiber-based, high-bandwidth services for some of the largest organizations in North America, has deployed Juniper Networks MX Series Universal Edge Routers for their next generation network. This new service-enabling infrastructure is allowing Blink Communications to build out new, cost-effective, network-based services, creating a foundation for next-generation Ethernet service offerings throughout Blink’s client base.

Blink Communications selected Juniper’s MX240 and MX960 routers to upgrade its legacy systems in order to more reliably deliver Virtual Private Network (VPN) services at both Layer 2 (data) and Layer 3 (network) levels of the Open System Interconnection (OSI) model of networking protocols.

“To enhance the exceptional level of service our customers have come to expect, Blink Communications chose a cost-effective, long-term, carrier-grade platform,” said Troy Hare, president and COO, Blink Communications. “Juniper Networks routers and the Junos operating system allow us to effectively scale and grow our business and services offerings, while continuing to differentiate ourselves from our competitors. The MX Series routers improve our network performance dramatically, and we’re gaining operational simplicity and reduced network management costs with Junos running across our service delivery network.”

The Juniper Networks MX Series routers not only enable Blink to meet exponential growth in client bandwidth requirements and Layer 2 and 3 service demands, Hare notes, but also reduce energy and space costs. “We estimate the MX Series to be 30 percent more power efficient and to consume 40 percent less rack space than its nearest competitors, which helps Blink make a positive impact on the environment.”

“Blink required a long term platform for services deployment, one that would protect their network investments and cater to the growing needs of their customers in Canada and throughout North America,” said Colin Wymes, director of Service Provider Sales/Canada. “With a new Juniper infrastructure, Blink can seamlessly grow its customer base and service offerings while delivering consistent levels of performance, security and reliability.”

The Juniper Networks MX Series is a family of Ethernet Services Routers with powerful switching and security features designed for high-performance enterprises. The MX Series routers are optimized for Ethernet and provide high-performance and high port-density routing and switching in campus core and aggregation, data center core and aggregation, and WAN edge configurations. The MX Series provides advanced routing features such as MPLS network virtualization, full Level 2 and Level 3 VPN support, low-latency multicast, QoS, IPv6 and high-availability.


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