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Telstra Launches ``Telstra Wireless Hotspots'' in Qantas Club Lounges and Rydges Hotels.



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SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 23, 2003

Australia's Leading Telecommunications

Company Partners with Siemens 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.  

to Offer Public Wireless LAN A local area network that transmits over the air typically in the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz unlicensed frequency band. It does not require line of sight between sender and receiver. Wireless base stations (access points) are wired to an Ethernet network and transmit a radio frequency over an area  Services

Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:JNPR JNPR Juniper Networks, Inc. (stock symbol) ) and Siemens Ltd. today announced that Telstra, Australia's leading telecommunications carrier, has deployed a Siemens supplied and supported solution using Juniper Networks E-series platform and SDX-300 Service Deployment System to provide new public Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN See wireless LAN.

WLAN - wireless local area network
) or hotspot services. The infrastructure enables Telstra to cultivate new revenue streams from the growing business and consumer demand for mobile connectivity via IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, www.ieee.org) A membership organization that includes engineers, scientists and students in electronics and allied fields.  802.11b (Wi-Fi) hotspots.

These WLAN services, known as Telstra Wireless Hotspots, will enable wireless broadband High-speed wireless transmission of data. What is "high" speed is always a changing number. Wireless systems are typically slower than land-based, wireline networks. In the past, wireless broadband started at 250 Kbps, whereas land-based broadband was generally considered to start at T1  Internet access See how to access the Internet.  for business travelers and consumers, and will be offered initially in selected Qantas Club Lounges and Rydges Hotels.

Telstra will deploy the E-series routing platform combined with the SDX-300 Service Deployment System to centrally provision and authenticate WLAN services, tailoring them to the unique requirements of each individual subscriber and hotspot location. Based on Juniper Networks Model for Integrated Network A network that supports both data and voice and/or different networking protocols. See converged network and new public network.  Transformation (MINT), this approach transforms today's disparate, operationally intensive WLAN offerings from commodity Internet access to a profitable, value-added service model.

"To maintain our position as Australia's leading mobile communications providers, we must build upon our momentum by continuing to develop and enhance the portfolio of services that we offer our customers," said Telstra's chief of products, Consumer and Marketing, Ms. Lynda O'Grady. "We selected Siemens and Juniper Networks because of its successful track record in supplying reliable, carrier-class IP infrastructure products. The Siemens supplied and supported Juniper Networks E-series and SDX-300 will enable us to deliver revenue-generating hotspot applications without concern for future scalability requirements."

Siemens Australia will supply both the E-series device and SDX-300 platform along with carrier class support services support services Psychology Non-health care-related ancillary services–eg, transportation, financial aid, support groups, homemaker services, respite services, and other services  for both the implementation and throughout the life of the equipment and software. "We are pleased to add wireless infrastructure to the extent of our relationship with Telstra. Siemens now contributes significantly to the infrastructure of Telstra's growth segments in IP, broadband access, optical transmission, systems and now wireless infrastructure, complementing our mobile handsets business," said Paul Thompson, Siemens corporate account manager for Telstra.

"Telstra is Australia's leading mobile communications provider and the fact that it selected Siemens and Juniper Networks is testament to the feature richness and quality of our product line," said Shaun Page, regional director, Australia/New Zealand, Juniper Networks, Inc. "Together the E-series platform and SDX-300 Service Deployment System provide Telstra with a network infrastructure that is built to deliver new, innovative services with the level of performance its customers expect."

About Telstra

Telstra is Australia's leading telecommunications and information services See Information Systems.  company with more than 10 million household, business and wholesale customers, and has one of the best known brands in the country. Telstra is one of Australia's largest and most profitable companies and a top tier global carrier. In the 2002 financial year it recorded total revenue of A$21 billion and had a market capitalisation of approximately A$60 billion. Telstra is Australia's leading 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.
 and largest mobile provider, and also provides entertainment and multimedia content over its broadband network and through its pay-TV joint venture FOXTEL. A fully-integrated service provider, Telstra owns and operates one of the most technologically advanced networks. It offers end-to-end solutions ranging from broadband, IP, mobile and intelligent network services, to voice and data network hubs, call centres, and advanced multimedia and e-commerce applications. Telstra has business operations in the Asia-Pacific, North America and UK/Europe, and is 50.1 per cent owned by the Commonwealth of Australia Commonwealth of Australia: see Australia. .

About Siemens

Siemens is a world leader in the information and communications industry. Siemens provides solutions to transfer voice and data from point A to point B and to maximise and expand the use of this technology. To achieve this goal, Siemens; Information and Communications provides a wide range of high quality, innovative and uniquely tailored IT&T solutions for carriers, service providers, enterprises and consumers.Siemens' Information and Communications comprises three main groups: Information and Communication Networks, Information and Communication Mobiles and Siemens Business Services. Information and Communications is one of the eight broad industry groups that make up Siemens, one of the world's leading companies in the development, manufacture and marketing of electrical, electronic and information and communications solutions. Siemens has been part of the rich fabric of Australia since 1872 and today employs over 2500 people. All industry groups share a vision and commitment to making the investments of their customers better.

About Juniper Networks, Inc.

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. Juniper Networks is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.

Juniper Networks is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries as a trademark of Juniper Networks, Inc. Broadband Cable Processor, ERX ERX Electronic Prescribing
ERX Early Registration Transfer
ERX Electronic Remote Switching
ERX Energy Recovery Experiment (LANL)
ERX Edge Routing (X) Switch (Unisphere) 
, ESP (1) (Enhanced Service Provider) An organization that adds value to basic telephone service by offering such features as call-forwarding, call-detailing and protocol conversion. , G1, G10, G-series, Internet Processor, JUNOS, JUNOScript, M5, M10, M20, M40, M40e, M160, M-series, NMC-RX, SDX (1) See AIT.

(2) (Storage Data Acceleration) An earlier technique from Western Digital that improved performance of IDE CD-ROM drives. SDX-compliant drives used a special 10-pin cable, but the method never took off.
, ServiceGuard, T320, T640, T-series, UMC UMC United Methodist Church
UMC United Microelectronics Corporation
UMC University Medical Center
UMC United Microelectronics Corp (Republic of China)
UMC University of Missouri-Columbia
, and Unison are trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks are the property of their respective owners.
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