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Interoute boosts capacity of the European internet


Interoute deploys Juniper Networks MX Series Ethernet service routers to dramatically increase the capacity of its core IP network

London, Interoute, owner operator of one of Europe’s largest next generation voice and data network, and Juniper Networks Inc, (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high performance networking, today announced that an extra 9.5 Terabits of capacity has been added to Interoute’s pan European IP network. The upgrade is in response to increased Internet traffic from ISPs, content providers and enterprise customers, which led to Interoute experiencing IP traffic doubling every 12 months.

This escalation in demand is being led by broadband growth in emerging markets where Interoute serves customers including Slovak Telecom, ATM in Poland and Magyar Telecom in Hungary, combined with increasingly rich multimedia content from mobile providers, such as Vodafone, and the growth in enterprise VPNs. All these factors have contributed to Interoute’s 32 percent growth rate since 2008.

Interoute’s next generation network is part of the digital backbone of the European Internet, and also provides IP transit and content delivery services to enterprise and media owners.

Matthew Finnie, CTO at Interoute, commented, “Interoute, with this upgrade, has added over 9.5 Terabits of capacity to Europe’s Internet, improving the quality, experience and availability of Europe’s Internet whilst maintaining the sophisticated mix of security, predictability and scale required by enterprises for critical IT infrastructure services, including computing, communication and connectivity.”

Interoute has deployed the Juniper Networks MX Series Ethernet Services Routers in its core pan European IP network. Gert-Jan Schenk, senior vice president EMEA, Juniper Networks, said: “Demand for bandwidth continues to grow, and providers need to expand their networks to keep pace, while also increasing the value their networks can deliver to customers. Interoute is a highly-innovative company, always focused on delivering excellent value to its customers via new services and quality of service to maintain traction.”

Interoute will continue to invest in capacity ahead of network demand and in anticipation of customer requirements. The IP layer is one of five network platforms that form part of Interoute’s next-generation European network. The current network infrastructure has the capacity to be upgraded a further 50 times, giving Interoute’s customers a deep reserve from which to draw as their demands increase.

The upgrade project involved Juniper Networks MX960 Ethernet Services Router platform being deployed across 12 cities within the Interoute network including Amsterdam, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Prague and Stockholm.

Juniper Networks MX960 platform is one of the industry’s largest capacity Carrier Ethernet platforms with up to 960 gigabits per second (Gbps) of switching and routing capacity, reducing costs and increasing revenue per platform while delivering the scale to ensure investment protection. Offering efficient support of high-density interfaces and high-capacity switching throughput, the MX960 enables a wide range of business and residential applications and services, including high-speed transport and VPN services and next-generation network aggregation. The MX Series is based on the industry-leading Junos® software which simplifies networks operations and reduces the costs and complexity of deploying, provisioning and managing scalable Ethernet services.
About Interoute

Interoute is the owner operator of Europe’s most advanced and densely connected voice and data network, encompassing over 57,000 km of lit fibre and 59 data centres. Its full-service next generation network serves thousands of customers across a broad range of sectors from finance to retail and every major European incumbent, as well as the major operators of North America, East and South Asia, governments, universities and research agencies. These organisations find Interoute the ideal partner for hosting content, providing wholesale bandwidth and transit services, corporate connectivity or creating new services. With established operations throughout mainland Europe, North America and Dubai Interoute also owns and operates dense city networks throughout Europe’s major business centres. More than €1 billion in e-commerce transactions flows through its data centres each day, making Interoute a key part of Europe’s Digital Supply Chain.
About Juniper Networks

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