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XO Communications Selects Juniper Networks MX960 Ethernet Services Routers for Deployment in High-Performance Nationwide IP Network


Leading Service Provider Increasing Capacity in Service-Enabling Edge Network

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that XO Communications is increasing its IP network capacity to support accelerating traffic growth and services with Juniper Networks MX960 Ethernet Services Routers. By deploying a service-enabling network based on the MX-series, XO Communications will be able reduce operational costs, while accelerating the speed with which it can introduce new services in response to increasing demand from enterprises and wholesale customers.

“We’re seeing increasing demand for high-speed IP transit solutions from both large enterprises and wholesale customers to support the growing bandwidth-intensive requirements of their networks and end users,” said Randy Nicklas, chief technology officer at XO Communications. “With Juniper’s MX960, XO can provide the most advanced network infrastructure to support our high-performance IP services, stay ahead of the demand from our customers for more bandwidth, and continue to monetize our network by rapidly introducing new services.”

XO Communications is deploying Juniper Networks MX960 Ethernet Services Routers in major metropolitan locations nationwide, delivering a three-fold increase in capacity across the edge of the XO IP network to support services such as video streaming, voice over IP, gaming, ecommerce, and online file sharing. The MX960 platform is one of the largest-capacity Carrier Ethernet platforms available on the market today with up to 960 gigabits per second (Gbps) of switching and routing capacity, enabling more revenue per platform and providing the scalability to support the growth of the XO network.

The Juniper MX960 platform will be used to support a broad range of XO services, including High Speed IP Transit, IP-VPN and voice over IP (VoIP) services for businesses, large enterprises and wholesale customers. Specifically, the additional capacity will enable XO Communications to continue to meet customer demand for higher speed IP transit services at speeds of 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps.

“With growing demand for high-performance Internet access, XO Communications selected the MX960 because it drives network monetization by cost-effectively supporting high performance services at scale,” said Manoj Leelanivas, senior vice president and general manager, Edge and Aggregation Business Unit, Juniper Networks. “Juniper is pleased to be providing XO Communications with a service-enabling network infrastructure and support XO’s expansion into the high-growth IP transit services market.”
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