July 9, 2002 -- IP router vendor Juniper Networks and network operator China Telecommunications Corp. (China Telecom) today announced the deployment of additional Juniper Networks ERX edge routers in two provincial branches of China Telecom's network. China Telecom, the operator of China's largest terrestrial communications network, selected the ERX for its wire-speed performance, sophisticated routing capabilities and ability to enhance standard broadband connectivity offerings with IP services.
The Sichuan Branch of China Telecom required a scalable and reliable edge router to provide services across the industrial province, including the capital city of Chengdu with a population of 12 million. China Telecom also installed the ERX in Central China to support the growing base of broadband subscribers in the rapidly developing city of Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province. In both deployments, the ERX provides circuit aggregation and subscriber management functionality, in a single platform. The flexibility of the ERX enables China Telecom to create custom services based on the unique requirements of its customers.
"Given our large customer base, our key focus is to invest in broadband network equipment that enables us to scale to meet the anticipated requirements of our customers in Chengdu and throughout the province," said Mr. Fan Xiao Dong, director of the Plan and Construction Department for China Telecom's Sichuan branch.
The ERX product family provides wire-speed performance, sophisticated routing capabilities, carrier-class reliability and high capacity port density. The routers can support IP quality of service, virtual private networks, and multi-protocol label switching. Used in combination with Juniper Networks SDX service deployment system, the ERX provides a dynamic service creation, activation and accounting system that delivers services such as tiered Internet and rich media services. Juniper Networks ERX 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, California, Juniper Networks offers additional information on its product and service offerings at www.juniper.net.
About China Telecom
China Telecom is the country's largest telecommunications operator with businesses covering fixed lines and various value-added Internet services. China Telecom added 35 million fixed line subscribers during 2001 alone, about 50 percent of the world's subscriber growth for the year, and increased its total subscriber base to 179 million, 99 percent of China's total. China Telecom's national Internet network, CHINANET, serves some 32 million Internet users, approximately 80 percent of the national total.