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Wind Selects Juniper Networks to Deliver Internet Scalability with IP Core Routers; Juniper Networks Certified as Wind's Privilege Partner for OC-192c-capable Core Routers.

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SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 21, 2001

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:JNPR JNPR Juniper Networks, Inc. (stock symbol) ), a leading provider of next-generation IP infrastructure systems, today announced that Wind, a second national carrier in Italy, has selected Juniper Networks(R) M160(TM) Internet backbone (communications, networking) Internet backbone - High-speed networks that carry Internet traffic.

These communications networks are provided by companies such as AT&T, GTE, IBM, MCI, Netcom, Sprint, UUNET and consist of high-speed links in the T1, T3, OC1 and OC3 ranges.
 routers to provide its core IP backbone throughout Italy.

Wind, one of the largest and fastest-growing Internet network companies in Italy, is among leading service providers worldwide, offering 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.
 services and global IP convergence Using the Internet Protocol (IP) as the standard transport for transmitting all information (voice, data, music, video, TV, teleconferencing, etc.). See IP, IP on Everything and IP Multimedia Subsystem.  for fixed, mobile, and Internet telephony Another term for IP telephony and VoIP. In the late 1990s, some people made a distinction between Internet Telephony and VoIP: Internet telephony referred to voice over the public Internet, while VoIP referred to voice over private IP networks. . By delivering reliable Internet access See how to access the Internet.  to leading businesses with the highest degree of efficiency, Wind's flexible Internet bandwidth and secure IP service offerings rely heavily on Juniper Networks robust and fully scalable M160 routers.

Wind commented: The choice of Juniper Networks as a Wind partner was a breeze. Wind's operations team realized the efficiencies of deploying concurrent Internet services using Juniper Networks platforms to provide a fast, reliable, and safe backbone network A backbone network provides a path for the exchange of information between different LANs or subnetworks.[1] A backbone can tie together diverse networks in the same building, in different buildings in a campus environment, or over wide areas.  for their customers. By offering a standardized mechanism for secure Internet connections, Wind has gained a valuable, revenue-producing, MPLS feature set in JUNOS(TM) Internet software with packet processing through the Internet Processor II(TM) ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) Pronounced "a-sick." A chip that is custom designed for a specific application rather than a general-purpose chip such as a microprocessor. .

Wind selected Juniper Networks routers after lab-certifying the M-series infrastructure platforms, earning the company its status as one of the official partners of Wind for core routers. The next step of Wind Italian Internet router (1) A router in the Internet that forwards IP packets between local, regional and national providers. Same as "IP router."

(2) (InterNet Router) Macintosh software from Apple that internetworks different access methods (LocalTalk, EtherTalk, TokenTalk, etc.
 rollout involves additional strategic and technological alliances with Juniper Networks, including the deployment of additional Juniper Networks M-series Internet routers for the Wind-wide IP backbone. Further upgrades will offer Wind customers Internet application scalability and security for their businesses.

About Wind(R)

Wind is the first Italian telecommunications company capable of offering integrated communication services for mobile and fixed line telephony and Internet access. Wind has 9.4 million customers, including 5.7 million mobile users, 2.6 million fixed line subscribers and 1.1 million Internet customers (as of March 31, 2001). Inwind, Italy's first multiaccess portal, represents a new way of surfing the Web, anywhere and anytime, providing access to the latest news and information, the possibility to read and write e-mails, to make searches, consult maps and make new friends via the chatroom from either PC or a Wap handset. The Wind portal reached over 2.5 million page views a day (as of February 28, 2001), doubling the number of views becoming one of the most visited sites in Italy. In recent months more than 25 new services and 13 information channels have been launched, which have made the portal one of the most complete in terms of content, 80 percent of which is also accessible from mobile handsets. Visit us at and

About Juniper Networks(R)

Juniper Networks, Inc. is a leading provider of purpose-built systems that meet the scalability, performance, density, and compatibility requirements of rapidly evolving, optically enabled IP networks. The company's systems provide new IP infrastructure solutions for the world's leading service providers. Juniper Networks service, manufacturing teams, and IP engineers work closely with customers to build and support customer networks. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, please visit the Web site at

Juniper Networks is a registered trademark of Juniper Networks, Inc. M160, Internet Processor II and JUNOS are trademarks of Juniper Networks, Inc. All other trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks, or registered service marks may be the property of their respective owners.
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