Juniper partners with Alcatel to build Telecom New Zealand's new IP network

30 June 2003 Sunnyvale, CA Lightwave -- Juniper Networks Inc. today announced that Alcatel has chosen its M- and E-series platforms to power Telecom of New Zealand's next-generation Internet Protocol (IP) network. The deployment is integral to Telecom's plan to transfer all future telecommunications services to IP, while reducing capital expenditures and increasing functionality.

30 June 2003 Sunnyvale, CA Lightwave -- Juniper Networks Inc. today announced that Alcatel has chosen its M- and E-series platforms to power Telecom of New Zealand's next-generation Internet Protocol (IP) network. The deployment is integral to Telecom's plan to transfer all future telecommunications services to IP, while reducing capital expenditures and increasing functionality.

The M-series is designed and built for the services, scale, and dependability required by service providers, offering cost-efficient scalability and best-in-class IP routing and MPLS capabilities at the network edge and core, contend company representatives. The platforms are access agnostic and reduce capital and operational costs by running multiple services over the same high density, small footprint platforms. This will enable Telecom to generate new revenue by deploying a range of new services such as gaming, video, and virtual private networks (VPNs).

Juniper Networks E-series will play a key role in Telecom's plan to build and migrate its new mobile data service onto a scalable platform, as well as redesigning its wholesale delivery of Internet access. The E-series will also play a role in redeveloping and enhancing Telecom's remote access working solution.

"Alcatel chose Juniper as one of its key suppliers based on its product capabilities, particularly its scalability and flexibility to carry out multiple functions, allowing one common platform for spares, support, and integration with the relevant operational platforms," explains Charles Jarvie, chief technology officer for Alcatel in New Zealand.

"As a result of our unique strategic partnership with Telecom to build their trans-Tasman next-generation network, Alcatel sought a reliable and complementary supplier that had a well proven and sustainable track record in the industry," he adds. "Juniper Networks was a good fit because of its high availability, high performance, and high packet throughput. One of the biggest challenges in moving to an all IP network is migrating all network services onto a common IP infrastructure and being able to deliver multiple services down a single access, prioritizing it from source to endpoint."

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