KPN IP/MPLS EQUIPMENT ROLL-OUT PROVIDES MULTIMEDIA SERVICES.
Lucent Technologies (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :LU) and 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. , Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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KPN Konfederacja Polski Niepodleglej (Polish conservative party) to deploy the next part of KPN=B4s Internet Protocol See Internet and TCP/IP.
(networking) Internet Protocol - (IP) The network layer for the TCP/IP protocol suite widely used on Ethernet networks, defined in STD 5, RFC 791. IP is a connectionless, best-effort packet switching protocol. (IP)/Multi 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. ) core network. When fully implemented, this core multi-service network will enable KPN to support a variety of business and consumer services Consumer Services refers to the formulation, deformulation, technical consulting and testing of most consumer products, such as food, herbs, beverages, vitamins, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, hair products, household cleaners, [paints, plastics, metals, waxes, coatings, minerals, such as Ethernet 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. (Virtual Private Network) as well as advanced IP services such as IPTV (Internet Protocol TV) Also called "TV over IP," IPTV delivers scheduled TV programs and video-on-demand (VOD) via the IP protocol and digital streaming techniques used to watch video on the Internet. and video streaming See streaming video and video stream. .
This roll-out follows a 2003 agreement between Lucent Technologies, Juniper and KPN for the first part of KPN's national IP/MPLS IP/MPLS Internet Protocol/Multi-Protocol Label Switching network over a unified core transport platform. The first phase of the rollout was aimed at the delivery of Ethernet VPN services to KPN's enterprise customers in the Netherlands, and the second phase will improve network redundancy and reliability, enabling KPN to introduce integrated voice, video and data services ("triple play") for consumers. KPN's triple-play services will include high quality streaming video content, video on demand, TV broadcast, fast Internet access and VoIP.
As with the earlier agreement, the new contract includes Juniper Networks M- and T-series as well as deployment services and maintenance by Lucent Worldwide Services. By deploying additional Juniper routing platforms, KPN=B4s network performance, reliability and redundancy will be significantly improved -- a pre-condition for the carrier before launching high quality streaming video services.
"Lucent and KPN have worked closely together for years on new technologies. This ambitious project, which is unique in Europe, enables KPN to provide its customers with state-of-the-art and future-proof Ethernet and MPLS services," said John van Vianen, senior vice president Business Unit Connectivity for KPN. "KPN already had a long-standing, proven relationship with Lucent Technologies and Juniper Networks."
"This continued IP/MPLS network rollout will support an even broader range of services for KPN's customers countrywide," says Huub de Klerk, customer group leader North Europe at Lucent Technologies. "Lucent is proud to be selected again to help continue KPN=B4s network build. This agreement is strategic to us, as it underscores our commitment and expertise in core networks."
Eddie Minshull, vice president of operations for Juniper Networks, Europe, Middle East and Africa said, "This agreement highlights our expertise in IP/MPLS in the most demanding environments, where the network infrastructure is the basis for a new generation of high-performance triple-play services. By choosing Juniper's routing platforms, KPN will be able to gain benefits in costs, performance and reliability."
Juniper Networks M- and T-series enable providers to consolidate multiple networks onto a single IP/MPLS infrastructure, while simultaneously generating new revenues with leading-edge services such as integrated voice, video and data.
About Lucent Technologies
Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and software that drive next-generation communications networks. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical, software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks. Lucent's customer base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises worldwide. Lucent Technologies has headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., USA.
About Juniper Networks, Inc.
Juniper Networks enables secure and assured communications over a single IP network. The company's purpose-built, IP platforms enable customers to support many different services and applications at scale. Service providers, enterprises, governments and research and education institutions worldwide rely on Juniper Networks to deliver products for building networks that are tailored to the specific needs of their users, services and applications. Juniper Networks' portfolio of proven networking and security solutions supports the complex scale, security and performance requirements of the world's most demanding networks. Additional information can be found at http://www.juniper.net/.
KPN offers telecommunication services to both consumers and businesses. The core activities are telephony and data services through KPN's fixed network in the Netherlands, mobile telecom services in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium and data services in Western Europe. KPN is market leader in the major segments of the Dutch telecom market and is actively growing market share in the new IP and DSL DSL
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Broadband digital communications connection that operates over standard copper telephone wires. It requires a DSL modem, which splits transmissions into two frequency bands: the lower frequencies for voice (ordinary markets. Through E-Plus in Germany and BASE in Belgium, KPN holds the number three position in the mobile markets in these countries.
As of June 30, 2005, KPN served 7.2 million fixed-line subscribers and 2.1 million Internet customers in the Netherlands as well as 18 million mobile customers in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. KPN employed 29,546 individuals as of the same date.
Lucent Technologies can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.lucent.com/.
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