November 3, 2005 Murray Hill, NJ and Sunnyvale, CA -- Lucent Technologies and Juniper Networks announced that Lucent has upgraded Mexican service provider MCM Telecom's multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) backbone network in Mexico City, using Juniper's M-series multi-service edge routers.
According to a press release, MCM Telecom owns and operates Mexico's largest metropolitan fiber-optic networks in Mexico City, Monterrey, and Guadalajara, and offers a range of enterprise voice and data services, including IP-based voice systems, high capacity data services, and point-to-point and point-to-multipoint optical network transport.
"As a premier provider of telecommunications services to businesses in Mexico, our customers expect that our services will operate securely and reliably," comments Mark Hilton, COO of MCM Telecom. "We were seeking a solution that would expand and enhance our advanced service offerings, while meeting and exceeding the level of reliability and security our customers demand, and the solution supplied by Lucent and Juniper has addressed this need perfectly."
Working with Lucent, MCM has deployed Juniper's M10i and M7i multi-service edge routers. Juniper says the routers utilize a high-performance architecture and the company's JUNOS carrier-class operating system to ensure reliability and forwarding performance for voice, video, and other latency-sensitive applications.
The company says that its M-series routers support MCM's complete range of services, including enterprise voice over IP (VoIP), virtual private networks, and data hosting services. Using the company's J-Protect filtering capabilities, the M-series platform also protects the provider's network from distributed denial-of-service attacks and other security threats, according to Juniper.