Russian Mobility Leader Enhances Critical Network Services with High-Performance Solutions
MOSCOW, April 18, 2011 – Juniper Networks (NASDAQ:JNPR, news, filings) today announced that MegaFon, one of Russia's major mobile networks and the first to launch national 3G services, has implemented Juniper Networks® SRX Services Gateways and MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers to deliver its subscribers secure, scalable and faster high performance mobile Internet services. MegaFon currently has more than 56 million subscribers, to whom it offers a wide range of services including long-distance communications, fixed-line and mobile broadband Internet and convergent services. MegaFon is the only mobile network company in Russia operating its own network, and it needed to move from slow legacy systems to a 3G/LTE network to meet continued growth and maintain market differentiation. MegaFon's aim was to upgrade its NAT Gateways that provide access to the Internet for mobile subscribers and ensure a high number of simultaneous sessions in the main regions can be supported.
Juniper Networks SRX Services Gateway, the industry's leading solution for securing mobile networks and applications requirements for service providers, were implemented by MegaFon to support its increasing number of sessions today and provide the necessary scale to future-proof its network. Running on the Junos® operating system that delivers operational efficiency across Juniper solutions, the high-end SRX Series can handle up to 10 million concurrent sessions and up to 120 Gbps of firewall throughput. In addition to the extensive firewall and network address translation capabilities, the SRX Series can support a wide range of services including intrusion detection and prevention, application security, protection from distributed denial of service attacks, traffic management and dynamic routing without the need for additional service-specific hardware.
"Russia's mobile services market has evolved rapidly in line with demand for ubiquitous access to rich data services. As a result, we aim to entrench our market leadership by making the mobile Internet a convenient, secure and effective tool for our customers through our 3G services," said Igor Parfenov, chief technical officer, MegaFon. "Juniper Networks' networking and security solutions provide MegaFon with a highly scalable and reliable infrastructure by eliminating bottlenecks to an open mobile Internet experience."
"Service providers need to meet rapidly increasing demand for bandwidth, scale, security and performance. To do this they require a scalable network architecture capable of delivering a range of world class services." said Mike Marcellin, vice president, product marketing and business strategy, Platform Systems Group, Juniper Networks. "MegaFon's implementation of next-generation Juniper solutions gives them a competitive edge, focused on supporting and expanding their customer base with high quality advanced data services."
Deployment of Juniper Networks MX Series Universal Edge Routers has enabled MegaFon to simplify its core and edge network while increasing network capacity, flexibility and reliability. The MX Series 3D Universal Edge Routers deliver high port-density routing and switching for service providers and enterprises. MX Series enable quality of experience by processing two to four times more traffic than the competition — up to 2.6 terabits per second — while using half as much power per gigabit.
Juniper Networks' local partner on the MegaFon deployment was Inline, a specialized provider in mobile telecom services nationwide.
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