NTT-ME selects Juniper Networks M-series routers to satisfy increased traffic volume and demand for new services in high-performance network

February 11, 2003--Juniper Networks today announced that NTT-ME, the subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporate (NTT East), has upgraded its network with M-series routing platforms.

Feb 11th, 2003

February 11, 2003--Juniper Networks today announced that NTT-ME, the subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporate (NTT East), has upgraded its network with M-series routing platforms.

The M-series routing platforms are deployed at both the core and the edge of NTT-ME's network. The core routing platforms support high performance peering and transit and the edge platforms deliver private line services to business customers. The high performance packet processing capabilities of the M-series enable NTT-ME to deliver a wide range of network services under the WAK WAK brand to their home and small office/home office users and under the XePhion umbrella to their corporate users. These services include voice over IP, virtual private networks, content hosting, and other advanced applications.

"To meet our business requirements, we needed a scalable and service-rich network infrastructure capable of delivering a range of IP services without compromising network performance," says Masatoshi Ito, manager, XePhion business headquarters and WAKWAK service department of NTT-ME. "The ability to provide advanced features and superior performance, as well as Juniper Networks proven track record, was an important consideration in the decision to deploy the M-series for our broadband network expansion."

"We are pleased to be selected by NTT-ME, a carrier that in its brief three-year history, has managed to grow its customer base to more than 230,000 broadband users and become one of the top ten Internet service providers in Japan in 2002 in terms of traffic volume," says Masanori Osuga, vice president, Japan, Juniper Networks. "As NTT-ME continues to provide its customers with a superior broadband experience, the company is also optimizing its return on the network investment by creating a service-rich infrastructure. With this approach, NTT-ME is a leading example of the model for integrated network transformation."

The model for integrated network transformation (MINT) outlines Juniper Networks vision for transforming the business of networking. The MINT enables companies to transition from a commodity transport business model to a value-added services model. The four-layer framework, which includes a bit transport and connectivity layer, resource segmentation layer, packet processing layer and a policy and control layer, optimizes a company's capital cost structure and reduces operational costs, while also enabling significant new services to be deployed. Juniper Networks is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.


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