Nokia to supply LINX with 400GE IP edge routing platform

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Nokia has revealed that it will supply its 400GE IP edge routing platforms for LINX.

The partnership will see LINX members benefit from significantly higher speed interconnection with low latency and high reliability at main LINX locations.

Nokia will supply its FP silicon 7750 Service Router (SR) platforms to upgrade the LINX network, saying it will offer high-speed IP routing for interconnection and peering.

Manuel Ortiz Fernandez, senior vice president of EMEA Webscale business at Nokia, said: “LINX is experiencing greater demand for its market-leading interconnection services than ever before.

“We are pleased LINX has chosen Nokia’s market-leading 400GE IP routing technology to help ensure its infrastructure is as up to date as possible and that it remains at the forefront of the IXP industry.”

7750 SR-7s routing platforms running the Service Router Operating System (SR OS) will be deployed in fully redundant configurations for the upgrade. LINX will also integrate the 7750 SR-7s platforms into its network automation framework using an opensource driver that Nokia developed with LINX.

The router will be deployed in three locations around London and the platforms will provide greater bandwidth and higher density than its existing solution according to Nokia.

Richard Petrie, CTO and executive director at LINX, said: “Our partnership with Nokia highlights LINX’s commitment to delivering high-speed IP interconnection and peering for its members.

“The scalability and capabilities of Nokia’s IP routing platforms and the integration with our automation platform will enable us to respond to our members’ needs more quickly, offering them better connectivity, improved network performance and more control.”