Thursday, December 01, 2005

Cisco and Juniper Land Important China Deals

Press Release

Cisco CRS-1 Carrier Routing System Takes ChinaNet IP NGN to New Levels; China Telecom Selects Cisco Technology For Its Business Transformation and Future Growth

"Nov. 30, 2005--Cisco Systems(R) today announced that China Telecom will adopt the Cisco(R) CRS-1 Carrier Routing System to integrate the supercore network nodes of ChinaNet, the largest Internet Protocol (IP) service network in China. With this seventh upgrade of its backbone network, China Telecom is continuing its transformation from a network carrier into an "integrated information service provider," the company's growth goal through technological advancement and service creation."

"ChinaNet currently has more than 21 million broadband subscribers, with a total capacity of 4,000 gigabits per second (Gbps), accounting for more than half of China's bandwidth for Internet services. In order to satisfy the needs of the rapidly escalating number of broadband subscribers and advanced multimedia applications, ChinaNet has required a continuous upgrade of its backbone bandwidth. The latest enhancement will anticipate this future demand with higher network availability and scalability." Link

Press Release

Juniper Networks Routing Platforms Form Core of China’s Next-Generation Internet

"SUNNYVALE, Calif., November 30th, 2005 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced that its M- and T-series routing platforms have been selected for the core of the China Next Generation Internet (CNGI) project. The CNGI project is a Chinese government-funded initiative to promote Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) throughout China, and is expected to become the largest IPv6 network in the world. Juniper Networks platforms were selected for their proven, industry-leading IPv6 capabilities, and will be deployed in CNGI’s participating networks, including the China Education and Research Network (CERNET2), China Mobile, China Netcom, China Railcom, China Telecom and China Unicom.

The CNGI project was launched in 2003 by China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), and its charter is to create a next-generation national IPv6 backbone covering 20 cities and 39 massive network points of presence (GigaPOPs) to provide pervasive advanced IP services. IPv6 is the next generation Internet Protocol, and improves on the current version by greatly multiplying the number of IP addresses to accommodate the growing number of networked devices, users and applications with built-in security mechanisms." Link


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