Cox Communications has selected Juniper Networks’ MX-series Ethernet Services Routers as part of a multi-year project to expand the capacity and scale of its metro regional networks.
Cox said that it is transitioning toward a converged network architecture hub design that combines voice, video and data traffic, and the MSO has selected Juniper’s MX960 as the basis for this transition. The reason for the transformation is to support increasing demand for Cox’s bundled residential services and to speed the MSO’s continued expansion into the commercial services market.
The routers will be deployed in Cox’s metro hubs and regional data centers (RDCs), enabling Cox to consolidate multiple services on a single, converged IP/MPLS network. The converged network will deliver a cost-optimized platform that will improve service quality and velocity for Cox’s business and residential consumers.
The MX960 Ethernet Services Router, which Juniper claims is the largest capacity Carrier Ethernet platform currently available in the market, delivers up to 960 Gbps of switching and routing capacity.
“Juniper Networks routers have been deployed in our metro and national backbone network for years and have helped Cox consistently deliver superior performance, reliability and security for residential and business customers,” said Matt Hayes, director of network engineering for Cox. “As we migrate toward a standardized network architecture in our metro networks, the Juniper Networks MX960, which utilizes the same powerful Junos software and delivers industry-leading performance, quickly became our preferred choice.”
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