Unisphere Networks, Inc., a provider of IP infrastructure to enable broadband data and voice services, announced that Shandong Unicom, a branch of China Unicom (NYSE:CHU), has selected Unisphere Networks' ERX-1400 Edge Router to build out phase one of Shandong Unicom's new IP City Network. During this first phase of expansion, Shandong Unicom will install the ERX-1400 in seven cities across the province. Unisphere Networks' ERX-1400 was chosen for its high scalability along with its ASIC-based architecture that enables wire-speed performance of IP routing and services.
Shandong Unicom, a carrier with more than 2.5 million existing customers, is creating an IP-based city network, offering a complete range of services to customers across the province. Unisphere Networks' ERX-1400 will be used within this network as a Broadband Remote Access Server (BRAS) connected to Ethernet Layer 2 switches for residential customers and as an edge routing aggregator for business customers. The ERX-1400 will be set up to face the core of Shandong Unicom's network using Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS).
Unisphere Networks' ERX edge router delivers the next-generation IP infrastructure that allows world-class service providers to deploy high-speed Internet connections and value-added IP services to both businesses and consumers. The ERX product family provides wire-speed performance, sophisticated routing capabilities, carrier-class reliability and high capacity port density. The ERX also enables a number of new revenue-generating service policies such as IP Quality of Service (QoS), Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
Unisphere Networks' ERX family includes three models: the high capacity ERX-1440 and ERX-1400 and the mid-range ERX-700. The ERX-1440 is a 40 Gigabit, IP edge router that offers service providers integrated IP routing, subscriber management, and IP services/service creation capabilities at wire-speed. The ERX-1400 provides scalable capacity for tens of thousands of users, making it ideal for service providers that operate high capacity points-of-presence (PoPs). Its modular, 14-slot chassis features a wide range of interface options, including T1/E1, T3/E3, channelized and unchannelized OC3/STM-1, OC12/STM-4 and Fast/Gigabit Ethernet. The ERX-700, designed for applications that require mid-range capacity, has the same features and performance of the ERX-1400 in a more economical 7-slot package.
About Shandong Branch of China Unicom:
China United Telecommunications Corporation (CHINA UNICOM) is a state-owned corporation, specializing mainly in telecommunication operations. For more information, visit www.chinaunicom.net.
About Unisphere Networks:
Unisphere Networks, Inc. is a provider of data and voice platforms for service providers. For more information, visit www.unispherenetworks.com.