KPN installs routers for broadband IP-VPN access over MPLS

21 May 2002 -- Dutch service provider KPN is using Cisco Systems' MPLS VPN solution, a Cisco Powered Network service, to launch IP-VPN services with MPLS technology.

21 May 2002 -- Dutch service provider KPN is using Cisco Systems' MPLS VPN solution, a Cisco Powered Network service, to launch IP-VPN services with MPLS technology under the name Epacity. It will help KPN provide "an always-on broadband access service to enterprises and application and internet service providers with a secure, reliable, flexible and high standard of connectivity".

Epacity is also integrated with KPMG Consulting Inc's Configure to Fit (CTF) Business Support Systems/Operations Support System (BSS/OSS) Architecture concept, customised for KPN's selected applications and specific business processes to provide web-enabled, end-to-end flow-through order to provisioning IP-VPN solutions. KPN already offers the Epacity service to xSP customers.

"Cisco's MPLS technology solves the scalability and manageability problem of multiple, large-scale IP-VPNs and helps provide us with the ability to offer broadband services to our customers complete with Quality of Service characteristics", said Huub Zabel, manager, Epacity Solutions at KPN.

The Cisco 10000 Series Internet Routers will aggregate a range of broadband access technologies from leased lines and DSL through to dial up and GPRS. This platform connects to KPN's existing MPLS-enabled backbone, which is based on the 12000 Series Internet Router. MPLS VPN support will help to provide scalable any-to-any connectivity for extended intranets and extranets that encompass multiple businesses and users.

"Cisco's ability to help build our infrastructure and engage in joint marketing initiatives will greatly assist with the selling and provisioning of new services, and provides a solid foundation for our future deployment of converged IP services," concludes Zabel. "Enterprises are increasingly facing the dual challenge of investing in their network infrastructure whilst needing to focus on their core business," adds Edzard Overbeek, general manager, Cisco Systems the Netherlands.
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