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Columbus Networks Scales Network with Juniper T1600 Core Routers


Leading Wholesale Service Provider Deploys T1600 to Monetize Network by Reducing Costs and Improving Performance

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that Columbus Networks, a leading wholesale service provider connecting the Americas, has increased its network capacity, improved energy efficiency, and moreover, substantially improved its ability to meet the growing needs of its customers with the recent deployment of Juniper Networks T1600 core routers.

Columbus Networks has deployed the T1600—the industry’s highest capacity, most energy efficient, single-chassis core router—at the heart of its various subsea networks including ARCOS, CFX-1, ECLink, which combined interconnect the United States and 20 countries in Pan-Caribbean Americas region. Columbus had previously deployed Juniper Networks M320 routers in the core with MX-series throughout the edge of the network. With the new T1600s, Columbus has increased the capacity of its core network by a factor of three to support increased bandwidth demand, while facilitating the introduction of innovative new services.

“IP traffic on our network is growing at an annual rate of 100%, which made it evident that we required a very high-performance core router capable of scaling rapidly to meet growing demands, and changing service requirements,” said Peter Collins, chief technology officer, Columbus Networks. “With Juniper’s T1600, we have built the region’s most advanced high-capacity network that meets our current and future scalability requirements, while also delivering the flexibility that enables us to rapidly introduce new, revenue generating services.”

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. As the industry’s highest-capacity, most energy efficient single-chassis core router, the T1600 enables service providers to monetize their networks by speeding new service deployment, delivering a superior end-user experience and maximizing existing T-series investments.

Purpose-built for the most demanding carrier applications, the MX-series establishes a new industry standard for carrier Ethernet capacity, density, and performance. The MX-series reduces costs, enables more revenue per platform and can scale to protect customers’ investments.

Juniper Networks M-, MX- and T-series routers run on JUNOS software, a single source operating system that enables consistent operations, unparalleled network scale, superior interoperability and increased service flexibility.

“Columbus Networks serves an area that is experiencing some of the world’s most rapid growth in terms broadband traffic and penetration, which is increasing the demand for its network to deliver scalability, performance and efficiency,” said Opher Kahane, senior vice president and general manager, High-End Systems Business Unit, Juniper Networks. “The T1600 gives them the scalability they require today, and because it’s architected for multi-chassis support, ensures Columbus can continue to scale to meet future demands, enabling them to extract maximum value from their network assets.”
About Columbus Networks

Columbus Networks is a wholesale communications service provider that offers advanced, high-speed bandwidth capacity to telecommunications companies and Internet Service Providers. Columbus Networks is the 94 percent owner and principal operator of the Americas Region Caribbean Optical-ring System (ARCOS). With more than 14,000 kilometers of undersea fiber-optic cable, including its affiliate companies, Caribbean Crossing (The Bahamas) and Fibralink (Jamaica), Columbus Networks is the largest subsea transport company connecting the United States, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Columbus Networks is an affiliate of Columbus Communications, both of which are wholly owned subsidiaries of Columbus International Inc. The company’s website is Telephone: 1-786-274-7400.
About Juniper Networks

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