Telekom Malaysia Builds First ASEAN 10 Gbps IP Backbone with Juniper Networks M40 Routers
Sunnyvale, CA - November 7, 2000 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR), a leading provider of next-generation IP infrastructure systems, today announced it had secured a contract to supply TMnet, the ISP arm of Telekom Malaysia Berhad, with Juniper Networks M40 Internet backbone routers.
TMnet has already installed M40 routers for the core IP backbone at three points of presence in Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Baharu. The triangular network backbone will have a 10 Gbps capacity with four 2.5 Gbps (STM-16/OC-48c) connections in each POP operating at wire-rate speeds. Further nationwide expansion will take place in upcoming months.
TMnet has close to 1 million business and consumer subscribers throughout Malaysia. This new IP backbone, HyperNet, will provide premium service and accessibility for next-generation applications such as Voice over IP (VoIP), distance learning, and video on demand.
"We're the largest premium ISP in Malaysia and are well on our way to becoming one of the largest ISPs in Asia. To be able to sustain this growth we needed an IP infrastructure that is reliable, scalable, and of high quality. Juniper Networks routers addressed those needs," said Acting Chief Operating Officer of Telekom Multimedia Abdul Majid Abdullah.
With the M40 routers in place, TMnet will have the fastest IP backbone in the country, offering fast access to current customers as well as the necessary high capacity infrastructure for the expected ADSL network planned for later this year.
"The roll-out of this high-speed IP backbone enables TMnet to provide its customers with the latest in Internet technology," said Charles Will, managing director, Asia Pacific, Juniper Networks. "By using Juniper Networks M40 routers, TMnet increases the number of value-added services that they offer their customers, further differentiating them from their competitors."
About Telekom Multimedia
Telekom Multimedia, the multimedia arm of Telekom Malaysia Berhad, was set up in 1996 to venture into the Internet and multimedia solutions industry. Since November 1996, when it was given an ISP license, TMnet has quickly grown to become one of the largest and fastest growing ISPs in Malaysia with a customer base close to 1,000,000. Among TMnet's product offerings are TMnet 1515 dial-up, TMnet 1525 ISDN, TMnet Direct, Netmyne, TMnet Global Roaming, EastGate, and many others. Telekom Multimedia is also offering WAP services that collaborate with its sister cellular companies, TMTouch and MOBIKOM. For more information, please visit our Web site at http://www.tm.net.my.
About Juniper Networks, Inc.
Juniper Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of purpose-built systems that meet the scalability, performance, density, and compatibility requirements of rapidly evolving, optically enabled IP networks. These systems provide new IP infrastructure solutions for the world's leading service providers. Juniper Networks service and manufacturing teams and IP engineers work closely with customers to build and support customer networks. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, please visit our Web site at https://www.juniper.net.
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