Columbus Networks, an undersea fiber optic network provider, upgraded its network core with the Juniper Networks T4000 Core Routers.
Columbus Networks will benefit as T4000 provides flexibility necessary to meet rapidly expanding bandwidth requirements for hosted services and multimedia applications, including mobile, video, cloud and research.
The upgrade simultaneously extends the investment protection of the T Series platform.
Columbus Networks, operates the largest subsea multi-ring fiber-optic network across the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico and United States, with more than 26,000 miles of subsea fiber.
This platform allows for superior reliability and scalability of international wholesale capacity bandwidth services, corporate data applications, and data center hosting to telecommunications companies and Internet service providers (ISPs) across 42 countries.
“As we evolve Columbus IP network and realize the capabilities of the T4000, Juniper has been a technology partner enabling us to reduce our operational expenditures while also increasing our performance, reliability and efficiency,” said Paolo Autore, engineering manager, Columbus Networks.
With nearly four terabits of line rate throughput in a half-rack chassis, the T4000 allows Columbus Networks to double the capacity in its core network to aid the rapid increase in Internet traffic thanks to over-the-top video and cloud-based services, which are projected to triple in four years.
At 240 Gbps/slot, the T4000 is optimized for transport and service provider backbone networks.
“The T4000 provides Columbus Networks with unmatched investment protection and will free up more time for it to continue expanding its business,” said Paul Obsitnik, vice president, product marketing, Platform Systems Division, Juniper Networks.