Ericsson Awarded IP Backbone Network Expansion Contract by China Mobile in Partnership with Juniper Networks.STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Ericsson (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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This expansion will improve overall scalability in China Mobile's network and facilitate more efficient use of bandwidth through Multiple Protocol Label Switching (networking) label switching - A routing technique that uses information from existing IP routing protocols to identify IP datagrams with labels and forwards them to a modified switch or router, which then uses the labels to switch the datagrams through the network. (MPLS (1) (MultiProtocol Lambda Switching) The earlier name for GMPLS. See GMPLS.
(2) (MultiProtocol Label Switching) A standard from the IETF for including routing information in the packets of an IP network. ) traffic engineering. Ericsson is providing best-in-class IP/MPLS IP/MPLS Internet Protocol/Multi-Protocol Label Switching routing platforms through its long-term strategic relationship with Juniper (NASDAQ:JNPR JNPR Juniper Networks, Inc. (stock symbol) ) Networks. Implementation of the expansion will start immediately and is expected to be completed by the end of October this year.
"We are very honored and proud to be entrusted again by China Mobile for their IP backbone network expansion in partnership with 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. ," said Mats H Olsson, President of Ericsson China. "Our cutting-edge technology and products and strong local support have brought together our fulfilling performance in China Mobile's first IP backbone network construction. We are now fully prepared to support China Mobile in catering for the market's growing eagerness for high speed data services."
Under the new contract, Ericsson will be providing industry-leading AXI AXI Automated X-Ray Inspection (electronics)
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AXI Ada to X-Window System Interface 580-3 and AXI 520-8 IP backbone routers, while expanding the existing AXI 520-4 routers. The latest model AXI 580-3 router, which was introduced this year with an MPLS enabler, will be deployed for the first time in China during the new expansion. Ericsson was also the sole equipment supplier of China Mobile's Phase One IP backbone networks in 2000.
"As one of the world's largest and fastest-growing telecom carriers, China Mobile selected the M-series platform because it meets the company's future requirements for performance, reliability and scale, while also providing a catalyst for new mobile services," said Eric Yu, vice president, Greater China for Juniper Networks. "The M-series will exponentially increase China Mobile's network bandwidth capacity to better accommodate mobile traffic such as MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) An enhanced transmission service that enables graphics, video clips and sound files to be transmitted via cellphones. Developed as part of the 3GPP project, MMS phones are generally backward compatible with SMS and EMS. , MPS, and VoIP. We're very proud to have once again been selected for a ground-breaking project in one of the world's most dynamic mobile markets."
Ericsson is shaping the future of Mobile and Broadband Internet See broadband. 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 China Mobile Communications Corporation
China Mobile Communications Corporation (China Mobile) is the world's largest GSM operator and has currently about 200 million subscribers. China Mobile's networks cover an area of over 98% of China mainland. China Mobile is listed in Hong Kong and New York Stock Exchanges New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
World's largest marketplace for securities. The exchange began as an informal meeting of 24 men in 1792 on what is now Wall Street in New York City. , and is one of the Fortune 500 companies. China Mobile's major business areas include mobile voice service, data service, IP telephony and multimedia services. Additional information can be found at www.chinamobile.com.
About Juniper Networks, Inc.
Juniper Networks transforms the business of networking by creating competitive advantage for our customers with superior networking and security solutions. Juniper Networks is dedicated to customers who derive strategic value from their networks, including global network operators, enterprises, government agencies and research and educational institutions. Juniper Networks' portfolio of networking and security solutions supports the complex scale, security and performance requirements of the world's most demanding mission critical networks. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.
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