FiberLight taps Juniper Networks, IBM for new network

FiberLight LLC has implemented an IP-centric upgrade of its network using Juniper Networks MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers, Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) says. IBM supplied design and engineering expertise for the new fiber-optic network rollout.

FiberLight LLC has implemented an IP-centric upgrade of its network using Juniper Networks MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers, Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) says. IBM supplied design and engineering expertise for the new fiber-optic network rollout.

Juniper Networks says that FiberLight will now be able to bundle its core fiber network services with high-speed Internet connectivity via a single, consolidated network. FiberLight also will be able to address new market segments.

"In order to meet the stringent performance requirements of our customers, including leading telecom carriers, enterprises, content providers, and government organizations, we have to maintain a network with very low latency but also high scalability," said Judd Carothers, executive vice president of operations at FiberLight. "With the combination of Juniper's MX Series routers and IBM's implementation skills, we have built an advanced high-capacity network that meets our current and future scalability requirements, while also delivering the flexibility that enables us to rapidly introduce new services."

While FiberLight's current focus is providing dedicated Internet access and other IP-based services, such as Layer 2/3 VPNs for enterprise customers, the company is interested in adding other services and capabilities, according to Juniper Networks. The service provider has already leveraged the new network capabilities to move into the Layer 3 space, according to the router provider.

The MX Series is a portfolio of high-performance Ethernet routers that function as a Universal Edge platform capable of supporting a variety of business, mobile and residential services. Juniper Networks recently announced upgraded switching fabric capabilities for these routers (see “Juniper Networks ups edge router capacity to 3.8 Tbps”).

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