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Belgium op picks Nokia Siemens, Juniper for Ethernet

Tue, 10/21/2008 - 8:15am
Mike Robuck

Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper Networks today announced that VOO, a network operator in Belgium, has selected Nokia Siemens Networks to supply and support Juniper Networks’ build out of an Ethernet backbone.

The new network will enable VOO to deliver fast, reliable and customizable multi-play services – including VOD – to more than 1.2 million homes, providing competitive differentiation and driving profitability by delivering an exceptional customer experience.

“When it became clear our existing network would be difficult to scale to meet future requirements, we needed a strategic deployment partner and world-class vendor to create and deploy our new service-enabling network backbone,” said Jean-Michel Adant, CTO at VOO. “We selected Nokia Siemens Networks and Juniper for this key project because they are able to deliver a flexible, high-performance and cost-effective end-to-end solution that enables us to extract more value from our network by reducing operational costs and accelerating service model innovation.”

VOO’s IP backbone consists of Juniper Networks’ MX960 Ethernet Services Routers, delivering up to 960 Gbps of switching and routing capacity.

Juniper EX4200 series

Juniper Networks EX 4200 series

The Juniper Networks EX 4200 series Ethernet switches were selected by VOO for their high throughput, interoperability and low energy consumption. Nokia Siemens Networks will supply and support the Juniper Networks MX and EX platforms in the VOO network.

“Our global partnership with Juniper is a key pillar in our IP network strategy, and we are delighted that VOO has recognized the value that our combined strengths can deliver,” said Hans Juergen Bill, head of the West South Europe region for Nokia Siemens Networks. “Getting ahead and creating an edge in the triple-play market is extremely challenging and depends largely on a service provider’s ability to be agile and flexible through its network model and service creation layer.”

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