August 27, 2002 - Juniper Networks and Chugoku Information System Service (CIS) today announced the deployment of Juniper's ERX edge routers in the CIS Mega Energia Global Gateway metro Ethernet network. The edge routers enable CIS, the telecommunication arm of Chugoku Electric Power, to deliver fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services to its residential customers throughout the Chugoku region.
According to IDC Japan, Japanese FTTH subscriptions are expected to achieve a cumulative annual growth rate of 166 percent by the end of 2005. CIS plans to leverage the increased demand by offering Ethernet-based broadband connectivity to its subscribers at speeds of 100 Mbits/sec.
"Our mission is to be one of the leading FTTH providers in Japan by attracting subscribers with low cost and reliable high-speed Internet services," said Mr. Norimitsu Kawakami, manager, Telecommunication Business Unit, CIS. "Juniper Networks' ERX edge router provides a unique ability to deliver IP routing, IP service creation, and subscriber management in a single platform--all at wire-speed performance."
The ERX router supports IP-based quality of service, virtual private networks, and multi-protocol label switching. When it is used in combination with Juniper Networks' SDX router, the ERX router can also provide dynamic service creation, activation, and accounting capabilities. The product family includes three models: the high-capacity ERX-1440, the mid-range ERX-1400 and the low-end ERX-705. Each model features a full suite of Internet routing protocols, including BGP-4, IS-IS, OSPF and RIP.
Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, Juniper Networks offers additional information on its product at www.juniper.net.