iiNet Pioneers 100GbE with New Juniper Networks Backbone

July 8, 2011 by · Comments Off on iiNet Pioneers 100GbE with New Juniper Networks Backbone 

Hosting ServicesPERTH, Australia — Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) announced that its routers are being used by iiNet (ASX: IIN), a leading Australian DSL Internet service provider. iiNet migrated its backbone to Juniper Networks® T1600 Core Routers at the beginning of this year and started a two-month trial of Juniper’s 100GbE interface cards in May — the first 100GbE deployment in the Asia Pacific market.

The Australian ISP market is entering a new era with the initial roll-out of the government-owned National Broadband Network (NBN), a A$35.7 billion project aimed at making gigabit per second (Gbps) Internet access, via fiber-to-the-premises connections, available to 93 percent of the population. While, in the long term, this will eliminate the need for broadband ISPs to provide the “last mile” connection to customers, it places a much greater burden on their backbone networks. Read more