21 May 2002 -- Ericsson and Juniper have announced the second phase of their IP backbone deployment with FuJian CT, a subsidiary of China Telecom Group in FuJian province.
Under the new contract, the second IP backbone contract for Ericsson with FuJian CT, Ericsson will provide its Packet Backbone Network solution, including its AXI 580 IP Backbone Routers (based on Juniper Networks M160 Internet routers) and switches from Extreme Networks.
The routers will form an expansive broadband IP backbone providing a carrier-class platform for new services. FuJian CT will offer Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-based Virtual Private Network (VPN) services to its customers.
Ericsson will supply the core network equipment, as well as extensive customer services such as installation, system support, and hardware replacement to FuJian CT.
An earlier deployment of Ericsson's AXI 520 routers, based on Juniper Networks M40 Internet routers, in FuJian Telecom's multi-vendor-environment demonstrated seamless interoperability with other vendors' equipment.
Based on ASIC technology, and incorporating consistent JUNOS Internet software, the Ericsson AXI 520 and 580 IP backbone routers help service providers and carriers to lower their capital and operational costs by simplifying rollout and support, the company says.