XO Communications deploys Juniper Networks router to save Capex by 65 percent

XO Communications has deployed Juniper Networks MX2020 3D Universal Edge Router and PTX5000 Packet Transport Router.

These two router platforms will assist XO Communications to deliver new services up to 69 percent faster than competitive offerings.

With Juniper, the company expects network Capex cost savings up to 65 percent compared to traditional architectures and up to 35 percent savings compared to a pure IP routing solution.

“Since our network covers more than one million miles of fiber optic lines across the United States, we are constantly looking for ways to improve operational expenses while expediting revenue generating service introductions. Juniper’s PTX5000 and MX2020 routers enable us to accelerate the delivery of new services to our customers without being hindered by operational complexity and performance limitations,” said Steve Nocella, executive vice president of network operations, XO Communications.

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In addition, the router deployment will enable XO Communications to accelerate the introduction of new revenue-generating services, improve core-to-edge operational efficiency and accommodate today’s data deluge.

The PTX5000 and MX2020 routers reduce 10G edge and 100G backbone transport costs for XO, said Juniper Networks in a statement. The PTX5000 packet optical design allows XO Communications to cost-effectively interconnect sites more than 1200 miles apart.

The MX2020 provides the massive capacity and performance to scale service delivery by providing customers with more bandwidth using fewer routers. This cost control lets XO Communications be more agile and improve the customer experience while also reducing customer fees.

Together with the 80 Tbps of capacity in a single MX2020, XO Communications has enough bandwidth to deliver high-definition video to every household in New York and still have capacity left over for all of New Jersey.

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