Internode upgrades Cisco gear for IPTV push

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Internode upgrades Cisco gear for IPTV push

Broadband provider Internode has purchased additional Cisco core and Internet equipment to act as a foundation for its ADSL2+ service to deliver products such as IPTV throughout metropolitan and regional Australia.

Broadband provider Internode has purchased additional Cisco core and Internet equipment to act as a foundation for its ADSL2+ service to deliver products such as IPTV throughout metropolitan and regional Australia.

Internode’s recent network expansion involved the purchase of two Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switches and its sixth Cisco GSR 12000 Series router.

The Cisco 12000 Series Router was deployed in Adelaide and linked to Internode’s five other Cisco 12000 routers in North America and Sydney. It features MultiprotocolLabel Switching (MPLS), a routing technology that manages voice, video and data traffic over a single pipe.

Simon Hackett, managing director at Internode said, with the upgraded network in place, Internode plans to expand its flagship business service, Internode Business Connect, which offers private IP networks to businesses.

The upgrade will also provide the foundation for Internode’s continuing national expansion, including into areas of regional Australia. Cisco MPLS protocols are deployed across Internode’s regional backbone networks.

“This means that end to end MPLS based virtual private networks (VPNs) can be constructed to originate in an Australian town and terminate anywhere else across the Internode backbone, through to and including California,” he said.

Internode is also looking at readying its network platform for IPTV and other video services, said Hackett.


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