Juniper Networks Joins Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance to Accelerate the Delivery of Broadband Wireless Services
SUNNYVALE, Calif., February 4, 2008 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that it has joined the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance, a global initiative made up of leading mobile operators to accelerate the delivery of the next generation of high-performance mobile broadband networks.
The NGMN Alliance was created to provide a vision for technology evolution beyond 3G for the competitive delivery of broadband wireless services. The purpose is to establish clear performance targets, fundamental recommendations and deployment scenarios for a future wide area mobile broadband network, as well as to ensure that the cost-effectiveness of this network is competitive with alternative technologies. Juniper is joining forces on this initiative with other industry leaders including the world's leading mobile operators. A full list of NGMN members, sponsors and advisors can be found at: http://www.ngmn.org/index.php?id=4.
"As the mobile industry transitions from 3G to true mobile broadband networks, there will be a fundamental requirement for an intelligent, secure, all-IP infrastructure that delivers a quality experience for the end user," said Dr. Peter Meissner, operating officer of the NGMN Alliance. "We welcome Juniper as a leader in high-performance networking and look forward to their contributions to the realization of the NGMN objectives."
The widely anticipated increase in mobile traffic is changing wireless operators' current approach to a flat all-IP network design, resulting in a shift toward a model that draws more intelligence into the network. With the introduction of WiMax, Ultra Mobile Broadband (UMB) and Long Term Evolution (LTE) technologies, traffic is poised to increase exponentially with stringent quality requirements for end users. As a result, the three keys to success for the mobile network will be to deliver high performance with service richness, identity and policy awareness with the ability to scale the infrastructure in line with the enormous growth in mobile traffic.
"Wireless operators have recognized that service delivery models must evolve to accommodate the new demands being placed on mobile networks by emerging multiplay and other bandwidth-intensive services," said Dr. Mallik Tatipamula, vice president, mobile/FMC Business, Juniper Networks. "Operators' success will be contingent on their ability to deliver new services efficiently with a quality user experience. As part of the NGMN Alliance, we are committed to working with other members to drive innovation and standards that will result in a single integrated network for the seamless introduction of mobile broadband services."
About Juniper Networks
Juniper Networks, Inc. is the leader in high-performance networking. Juniper offers a high-performance network infrastructure that creates a responsive and trusted environment for accelerating the deployment of services and applications over a single network. This fuels high-performance businesses. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.
About the NGMN Alliance
NGMN Ltd., an open alliance, was founded by leading international network operators representing more than half of all mobile phone users worldwide.
Key objectives are to ensure the technical feasibility through the coordination of technology trials as well as through providing input to standards development organizations. Strong emphasis is also on the timely delivery of end user devices. With a focus on practicality, NGMN has specified an evolutionary path in order to develop a cost-effective platform for creating innovative services, enhanced customer experience, and competitive broadband performance alongside high levels of interoperability.
NGMN White Papers on common operator requirements and on spectrum requirements for the next generation of mobile broadband networks and services can be downloaded from www.ngmn.org.
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