Deutsche Telekom Selects Ericsson to Provide Components for Its IP Backbone.Business Editors
STOCKHOLM, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 12, 2002
Deutsche Telekom Deutsche Telekom AG (ISIN: DE0005557508, FWB: DTE, NYSE: DT, LSE: DEU, TYO: 9496 ) (abbreviated DTAG) is a telecommunications company headquartered in Bonn, Germany. It is the largest telecommunications company in Germany and in the EU. has signed a frame agreement with Ericsson (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on : ERICY) to integrate IP routers based on the Juniper Networks Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) is an information technology company based in Sunnyvale, California and founded in 1996. The company designs and sells Internet Protocol network products and services. (NASDAQ:JNPR JNPR Juniper Networks, Inc. (stock symbol) ) M-series platform for its global IP backbone.
Under the contract, Ericsson will deploy its industry leading AXI AXI Automated X-Ray Inspection (electronics)
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AXI Ada to X-Window System Interface 580 and AXI 520 Internet Protocol (IP) Backbone routers (based on the Juniper Networks M-Series IP routers). As part of Ericsson's Packet Backbone Network solution, the routers will be used to extend Deutsche Telekom's IP network. The new routers will help Deutsche Telekom significantly increase the bandwidth of its backbone to provide superior quality, low latency and high availability for the services it delivers to its enterprise and consumer customers.
As the end-to-end solution provider, Ericsson will also provide installation, implementation, system support, spare part management and professional services. Implementation began in October 2001, as part of a special ad-hoc contract.
"We are proud that Deutsche Telekom AG has chosen the Ericsson and Juniper Networks solutions to enhance its global IP network," said Karl Alsmar, President LM Ericsson International AB, Global Customer Unit Deutsche Telekom. "This enhancement of their backbone with our packet backbone portfolio will further improve their ability to deliver first class services to their customers."
"By selecting the solution provided by Ericsson and Juniper Networks, Deutsche Telekom gains a scalable, secure and reliable global IP infrastructure," said Carl Showalter, Vice President of Marketing, Juniper Networks, Inc. "This solutions enables public and private IP services for Deutsche Telekom's growing customer base."
Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet communications through its continuous technology leadership. Providing innovative solutions in more than 140 countries, Ericsson is helping to create the most powerful communication companies in the world.
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About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is Europe's largest communications company and one of the largest communications carriers worldwide based on 2000 revenues of 40.9 billion Euros ($38.6 billion). The company is active in four key growth segments of the global telecommunications market: mobile communications, network access services, consumer Internet services and integrated IT and telecommunications solutions. Through T-Mobile, Deutsche Telekom's mobile telephony subsidiary, and through other subsidiaries and investments, Deutsche Telekom today serves approximately 67 million mobile telephony customers worldwide. In 2001, Deutsche Telekom completed the acquisition of U.S. mobile telephony companies VoiceStream Wireless and Powertel Inc., forming the first transatlantic wireless communications operator utilizing the GSM digital wireless technology standard. Deutsche Telekom offers its customers a complete range of fixed-line voice telephony products and services through almost 57 million access lines. The company is a leading provider of high-speed digital access lines, with about 2.2 million new asymmetric digital subscriber line (communications, protocol) Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line - (ADSL, or Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Loop) A form of Digital Subscriber Line in which the bandwidth available for downstream connection is significantly larger then for upstream. (T-DSL T-DSL Telekom-Digital Subscriber Line (Deutsche Telekom) ) services currently sold and about 20.4 million channels using the information transfer standard ISDN ISDN
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Digital telecommunications network that operates over standard copper telephone wires or other media. (Integrated Services Digital Network Integrated services digital network (ISDN)
A generic term referring to the integration of communications services transported over digital facilities such as wire pairs, coaxial cables, optical fibers, microwave radio, and satellites. ) as of year end 2001. T-Online is one of the leading consumer Internet service provider Internet service provider (ISP)
Company that provides Internet connections and services to individuals and organizations. For a monthly fee, ISPs provide computer users with a connection to their site (see data transmission), as well as a log-in name and password. worldwide, with approximately 10.7 million subscribers. T-Systems is Europe's second-largest provider of comprehensive IT and telecommunication solution and services to business customers in more than 20 countries. For more information about Deutsche Telekom, visit www.telekom.de/international.
About Juniper Networks, Inc.
Juniper Networks leads the industry in turning network innovation into the profitable delivery of edge, core, mobile and cable Internet services at scale for the New Public Network. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Juniper Networks offers additional information on its product and service offerings at http://www.juniper.net.
About Ericsson's Packet Backbone Network
As part of Ericsson's ENGINE Multi-Service Backbone solutions, the Packet Backbone Network (PBN PBN Paint By Number
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PBN Permanent Background Notices ) is an Internet-class, carrier-class data backbone that enables operators to offer new or expanded services over an IP infrastructure in an extremely reliable and ultra-scalable configuration. PBN's Carrier Virtual Private Network (VPN (Virtual Private Network) A private network that is configured within a public network (a carrier's network or the Internet) in order to take advantage of the economies of scale and management facilities of large networks. ) Solutions provide carrier-grade reliability and provisioning of VPN services to their customers over IP and ATM networks. The solutions feature highly scalable IP and ATM platforms enabling rapid delivery of new value-added services in an interoperable, multiservice network environment: the AXD AXD Alexandroupolis, Greece (Airport Code)
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