Cox Communications taps Juniper for backbone expansion

March 1, 2006 Sunnyvale, CA -- Cox Communications announced that it has chosen to expand its network with Juniper Networks' routing platforms. As the second phase of its national backbone expansion, Cox says it is upgrading its entire core network with Juniper's T-series core routing platforms, for increased scalability and performance.

March 1, 2006 Sunnyvale, CA -- Cox Communications announced that it has chosen to expand its network with Juniper Networks' routing platforms. As the second phase of its national backbone expansion, Cox says it is upgrading its entire core network with Juniper's T-series core routing platforms, for increased scalability and performance.

"Since 2001, Juniper Networks has consistently delivered advanced capabilities, performance, and the reliability Cox customers expect. We are pleased to continue this relationship as we evolve our nationwide broadband network," comments Jay Rolls, vice president of telephone and data engineering at Cox Communications. "Continuing to upgrade the national backbone enables us to effectively support demanding applications for our customers, such as advanced video and voice over IP."

According to a press release, Cox previously deployed Juniper's M- and T-series routing platforms to support multiple applications including peering, Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) aggregation, and high-speed Internet and video services in its metro core networks. With emerging, real-time services such as video and voice requiring enhanced performance, Cox says it is now upgrading its backbone network with Juniper's T640 core routers in order to maintain more stringent service level agreements, etc. Cox says it will leverage the Juniper M- and T-series' MPLS and point-to-multipoint capabilities to provide a nationwide network for the delivery of data, voice, video and mission-critical applications to its customers.

"The Cox national high-speed IP/MPLS network upgrade will increase network scalability, enabling Cox to support current and future broadband IP-based multimedia service initiatives," remarks Andrew J. Audet, vice president of Juniper Networks' Cable Products business. "Our T-series platform continues to be the industry's premier core routing platform for customers looking to deliver advanced services with a secure and assured networking experience."

In conjunction with the announced agreement, Cox also awarded Juniper Networks a multi-year service and support agreement for maintenance of the routing platforms.

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