DQE Communications choses Juniper Networks access routers for mobile backhaul

Jan. 8, 2013
DQE Communications, a fiber-optic network services, collocation, Internet, and metro service provider, has chosen the Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) ACX2000 Universal Access Routers for its next MPLS-based mobile backhaul infrastructure deployment, the systems provider says.

DQE Communications, a fiber-optic network services, collocation, Internet, and metro service provider, has chosen the Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) ACX2000 Universal Access Routers for its next MPLS-based mobile backhaul infrastructure deployment, the systems provider says.

DQE Communications, a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based Duquesne Light Holdings, will deploy the ACX2000 across more than 300 sites to support carrier-grade connectivity, improved network use, and expanded revenue generating services. The systems will offer expanded service level agreement (SLA) support options, the ability to create new revenue generating services, and the flexibility to adapt network characteristics to unique customer requirements, Juniper asserts.

"The ability to immediately respond to network changes is paramount in our business” says Nathan Embery, director, IP Services at DQE Communications. “We selected the Juniper Networks ACX2000 because it expedites subscriber provisioning, simplifies traffic management and provides us with granular programmability needed to finely tune our network for evolving and immediate mobile subscriber needs."

"The Juniper Networks ACX router exceeds our exponentially growing bandwidth requirements; the environmentally hardened device is engineered to easily handle the sub-zero weather in Western Pennsylvania without flaw,” adds James Scanlon, director, construction at DQE Communications. “The unique combination of rugged construction and high-performance service delivery in the ACX2000 essentially allows us to 'set it and forget it,' reducing installation cost, additional personnel, and time."

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