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Juniper Networks powers world-first inter-carrier Virtual Private LAN Service between Hong Kong Hutchison Global Communications and Korea Telecom

  • 01 April, 2004 12:33

<p><i><b>Advanced service to launch in the first half of 2004</b></i></p>
<p>Melbourne - 1 April 2004 - Hutchison Global Communications (HGC) and Korea Telecom (KT) are deploying M-series routing platforms to launch the world's first production inter-carrier Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS) over Metro Ethernet between Hong Kong and Korea.</p>
<p>The advanced VPN service, which will make its commercial debut in the first half of this year, harnesses the M-series VPLS capabilities based on the IETF draft standard draft-ietf-l2vpn-vpls-bgp-01.txt. The deployment is a global first for inter-city Metro Ethernet LAN connectivity based on BGP signaling, a proven and scalable protocol used by the world's largest service providers for inter-carrier routing and policy exchange.</p>
<p>Juniper Networks was the first vendor to ship production-ready VPLS based on BGP as a signaling protocol. BGP-based VPLS service delivers a high level of automation that dramatically reduces provisioning requirements and increases operational efficiency. It is also the only VPLS solution available today that provides production-ready Inter-Autonomous Systems (Inter-AS) VPLS functionality between independent service providers. This means that service providers with limited geographical coverage can partner with complementary service providers to provide inter-metro VPLS services with global reach. For end-users, VPLS provides simple multipoint-to-multipoint Ethernet connectivity across geographically dispersed enterprise sites, delivering the high performance and low management costs of Ethernet.</p>
<p>"Asia Pacific service providers have widely deployed Metro Ethernet and now they are looking to leverage this investment to extend the reach of their Metro Ethernet offerings across multiple cities through Juniper Networks VPLS solution. Leveraging the same M-series platforms, they are also able to support value-added services with offerings such as QoS and L3 VPN," said Adam Judd, vice president Asia Pacific for Juniper Networks.</p>
<p>"The seamless connectivity between independent networks provided by this deployment delivers on this requirement. It is also a step toward building an infranet, a public network offering the assured performance and security of a private network across service provider boundaries."<b></b></p>
<p>About Juniper Networks, Inc.<br/>
Juniper Networks transforms the business of networking by converting a commodity - bandwidth - into a dependable, secure and highly valuable corporate asset. Founded in 1996 to meet the stringent demands of service providers, Juniper Networks is now relied upon by the world's leading network operators, government agencies, research and education institutions, and information-intensive enterprises as the foundation for uncompromising networks. The Infranet Initiative uses Juniper Networks MINT (Model for Infranet Transformation) as its underlying framework. Juniper Networks is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.</p>
<p>Juniper Networks is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries as a trademark of Juniper Networks, Inc. ERX, ESP, E-series, Internet Processor, J-Protect, JUNOS, JUNOScript, JUNOSe, M5, M7i, M10, M10i, M20, M40, M40e, M160, M320, M-series, NMC-RX, SDX, T320, T640, and T-series are trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.</p>
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Samantha Lenton, Recognition PR<br/>
Ph 03 9600 4666<br/>
sam_lenton@recognition.com.au<br/></p>

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