Juniper's routing gear picked for New Zealand academic network

May 11, 2006 Sunnyvale, CA -- The Board of Research and Education Advanced Network, New Zealand (REANNZ) has selected TelstraClear to build an advanced research network based on Juniper Networks' M-series routing platform. Juniper says the infrastructure will provide the country's research and education community with a network capable of quickly moving terabytes of data.

May 11th, 2006

May 11, 2006 Sunnyvale, CA -- The Board of Research and Education Advanced Network, New Zealand (REANNZ) has selected TelstraClear to build an advanced research network based on Juniper Networks' M-series routing platform. Juniper says the network, deployed and managed by TelstraClear, will deliver 10-Gbit/sec connections to most large universities in New Zealand, and will carry next-generation IPv6 traffic, including multicast data streams.

"The advanced research network is designed to provide extremely high speed connectivity between research and education users to allow the sharing of resources and exchange of data nationally and internationally, on par with researchers in the rest of the world," comments Charles Jarvie, implementation manager for REANNZ Ltd. "We will be greatly improving large data sets and analytical tools through this network, which is optimized for the specialized needs of the academic and research communities, including access to computationally intensive modeling."

"The Juniper Networks equipment is already a central part of our own network, delivering unmatched capability and reliability, which are crucial factors in a research and education deployment," adds Luigi Sorbello, chief operating officer of TelstraClear. "As a high profile, flagship network, REANNZ demands the same performance and reliability TelstraClear requires of our own network, so it was an easy decision for us to work with our trusted partner Juniper Networks to deliver the routing component of the REANNZ project."

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