Siemens Extends Telecom Italia's Broadband Network with BRAS Solutions from Juniper Networks
SUNNYVALE, Calif., December 3, 2003 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) and Siemens Information and Communication Networks (ICN) today announced that Telecom Italia has awarded Siemens an order to install and integrate Juniper Networks solutions into its broadband network. Telecom Italia will deploy Juniper Networks E-series BRAS solutions for the delivery of innovative interactive services over its broadband infrastructure.
"Thanks to the solid partnership with Juniper Networks and Siemens' integration skills we can offer Telecom Italia advanced solutions that offer a high level of reliability to benefit both its business and residential customers," commented Mario Enrique Guidi, head of the Carrier Networks division of Siemens in Italy.
"We're pleased to announce Telecom Italia as a Juniper Networks customer. The Juniper Networks technology will enable Telecom Italia to plan ahead in terms of scaling the network and the deployment of revenue generating services," said Eugenio Libraro, country manager Juniper Networks Italy.
The E-series platforms will enable Telecom Italia to scale its broadband infrastructure for future growth and to increase its broadband access market penetration with both business and residential customers. Telecom Italia has also started the integration process of the T- series routers in its backbone network. M-series routing platforms are already being used for Telecom Italia's internal network. The M- and T-series routing platforms at the edge and core of the Telecom Italia IP infrastructure are being deployed to support connectivity for Telecom Italia's corporate customers.
Siemens Information and Communication Networks (ICN) is a leading global provider of communication solutions for enterprises and carriers. Its portfolio ranges from real-time IP-based applications, IP convergence solutions and broadband access systems to optical transport networks. ICN also provides consulting and services. With its innovative LifeWorks concept, ICN is developing a uniform platform that transcends the boundaries of corporate, fixed and mobile network, enabling providers to offer new services and enterprises to boost productivity. Based on preliminary figures, ICN posted sales of 7.1 billion euros in fiscal 2003 (year-end September 30) and employed 33,000 people.
Juniper Networks transforms the business of networking by converting a commodity - bandwidth - into a dependable, secure and highly valuable corporate asset. Founded in 1996 to meet the stringent demands of service providers, Juniper Networks is now relied upon by the world's leading network operators, government agencies, research and education institutions, and information-intensive enterprises as the foundation for uncompromising networks. The Infranet Initiative uses Juniper Networks MINT (Model for InfraNet Transformation) as its underlying framework. Juniper Networks is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.
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