The London Internet Exchange (LINX), one of the largest Internet exchanges, has selected Juniper's (NYSE: JNPR) PTX Series Packet Transport Switch to support the growth of digital content and mobile Internet traffic.
Already live since May, this deployment is the second part of a project LINX announced last October to create what it says is a network to meet both current and future levels of Internet activity from its customers.
During the first phase of the network deployment, LINX connected its 10 Points of Presence (PoPs) across London via Juniper's MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers.
With more users wanting to access live events via the Internet, LINX's infrastructure supports everything from the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, The Euro 2012 soccer championships, The Wimbledon Championships, and The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in addition to other forms of over the top (OTT) video content.
LINX serves a number of different segments of the online delivery ecosystem, including traditional service providers such as BT (NYSE: BT), Deutsche Telekom and AT&T (NYSE: T), in addition to content providers such as the BBC and Google, as well as application providers, including Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT).
"The various high-profile events in London this summer, including The Wimbledon Championships and the Games, will be an excellent showcase for the new network, underpinning broadcast, communications and social media around the event," said John Souter, CEO, LINX. "Generally, service providers are faced with exponential growth in demand, driven by user expectation of ubiquitous, high-quality data. The PTX Series is a uniquely innovative solution for the network's supercore, which will enable us to provide scalable, reliable capacity in support of our members' business models so they can in turn provide the best possible user experience for the future."
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