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Juniper Networks upgrades VMO2’s IP core backbone network

24 Jan 2023

Juniper Networks has announced that it has successfully upgraded Virgin Media O2’s (VMO2’s) IP core backbone network to be 800G-ready. In a press release regarding the development it was noted that VMO2 has successfully migrated all core traffic in its six backbone locations across the UK with Juniper Networks PTX10008 Packet Transport Routers, which are purpose-built to deliver cloud-optimised network transformation at scale and with operational flexibility. VMO2 reportedly enlisted Juniper to build the new network ‘to create a near future-proofed digital foundation for its customers’.

Jeanie York, VMO2’s Chief Technology Officer, was cited as saying of the matter: ‘[VMO2’s] stated ambition is to ‘upgrade the UK’, providing fast, seamless broadband access and mobile services to as many homes and businesses as possible. This calls for responsible, strategic innovation and investment to create an agile network infrastructure that can simultaneously scale in step with our business, be mindful of resource consumption and deliver an extended lifecycle that protects our investment.’

United Kingdom, Juniper Networks, Virgin Media, Virgin Media O2 (VMO2)

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