FEBRUARY 6, 2008 -- Foundry Networks (search for Foundry) reports that its NetIron MLX metro routers have been deployed by Telstra Europe, the European arm of global business-to-business communications services provider Telstra International (search for Telstra), across its UK IP network.
Telstra Europe provides a portfolio of data, voice, managed network, and hosting services to more than 8,000 enterprise customers. Working with Foundry reseller Matrix Communications, NetIron MLX metro routers have been installed throughout Telstra Europe's UK network points of presence (POPs).
In addition to providing wire-speed, low-latency, and low-jitter routing and switching for IPv4, IPv6, MPLS, and MPLS virtual private network services, the NetIron MLX Series is designed to help increase profitability for service providers by significantly lowering capex and opex.
All of Telstra Europe's Ethernet-based customers will be connected to the NetIron MLXs which, in turn, are linked to its core routers, with the majority of Telstra's POPs connected by 10-Gbit/sec fiber rings. Foundry's FastIron SX Layer 2/3 switches have also been purchased for use in Telstra Europe's hosting centers for network management.
Telstra Europe's IP-based converged network is architected to enable delivery of a range of cost-effective services for customers, such as voice, unified messaging, video conferencing with real-time file sharing, disaster recovery, and business continuity.
Telstra Europe is the UK-based arm of Telstra International. Telstra International is a division of the Australian-based, Tier 1 telecommunications and information services company Telstra Corporation Ltd.
Visit Telstra Europe
Visit Foundry Networks