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World's Largest Broadband Service Provider Selects Juniper Networks for Core and Edge Network Expansion; Korea's KT Corporation To Deploy Both T640 Routing Nodes and ERX Edge Routers.



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SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 21, 2002

Juniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR JNPR Juniper Networks, Inc. (stock symbol) ), a leading provider of trusted infrastructures for the New Public Network, today announced that Korea's KT Corporation, the world's largest provider of advanced broadband services, has selected Juniper Networks T640 routing nodes and ERX ERX Electronic Prescribing
ERX Early Registration Transfer
ERX Electronic Remote Switching
ERX Energy Recovery Experiment (LANL)
ERX Edge Routing (X) Switch (Unisphere) 
 Edge Routers as part of a major core and edge network expansion. Together, the two platforms provide KT with a fully integrated solution, with leading IP routing, Quality of Service (QoS), and Multiprotocol Label Switching (networking) Multiprotocol Label Switching - (MPLS) A packet switching protocol developed by the IETF. Initially developed to improve switching speed, other benefits are now seen as being more important.  (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.
) capabilities.

With more than four million broadband subscribers, KT is the world's largest 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.
 (ISP (1) See in-system programmable.

(2) (Internet Service Provider) An organization that provides access to the Internet. Connection to the user is provided via dial-up, ISDN, cable, DSL and T1/T3 lines.
). With this deployment, KT's objective was to enhance performance and alleviate capacity demand throughout its nationwide network. After rigorous benchmark and network production testing, KT chose the T640 routing node for its high-port density, scale, and uncompromised dependability. The T640 routing nodes will aggregate Internet traffic through the Korea Internet Exchange (KIX) and Internet Data Center (IDC). Additionally, the T640 routing nodes offer a seamless path to multi-terabit scaling and allow for cost effective operational scale through reduced capital and operational costs.

Having already deployed the ERX routers in production networks for more than three years, KT purchased additional Juniper Networks ERX routers to help scale its growing subscriber base and to enable advanced wire-speed broadband services with subscriber-based IP QoS. The ASIC-based architecture of the ERX router combines necessary edge functionality, such as IP routing, subscriber management, and IP services. The wide range of interface options enables KT to deliver new, advanced Internet services such as Hotspots, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), video-on-demand, video conferencing, and online gaming.

"As the leading broadband services provider in the world, we needed to expand our network with routers that will scale our growing customer base and provide us with the necessary functionality to guarantee the delivery of innovative IP services," said J.C. Lee, director, Network Planning and Coordination Group, KT Corporation. "With the combination of ERX routers and T640 routing nodes, Juniper Networks provides us with the required technology."

"KT Corporation leads the world in broadband innovation," said Adam Judd, vice president, Asia Pacific Sales, Juniper Networks, Inc. "KT's selection of both the T640 routing node and the ERX Edge Router is a resounding re·sound  
v. re·sound·ed, re·sound·ing, re·sounds

v.intr.
1. To be filled with sound; reverberate: The schoolyard resounded with the laughter of children.

2.
 endorsement of Juniper Networks integrated best-in-class edge and core routing solution. These deployments provide solid testimony to our commitment to the satisfaction of each of our customers and our focus on delivering next generation IP networks."

About KT Corporation

With the 21st century right at our doorstep, the paradigm of communications is undergoing a radical transformation and the market is experiencing fierce competition. KT has braced itself to not only meet the winds of change that are lashing the communications market worldwide, but also to tame them. New breeds of services in such fields as the Internet, intelligent networks and ISDN ISDN
 in full Integrated Services Digital Network

Digital telecommunications network that operates over standard copper telephone wires or other media.
 are sprouting almost every day and technological developments are causing the focus of the communications market to shift from wired and voice to wireless and data services. The boundaries between services are disappearing. KT will stand firmly to meet all these challenges as a leading communications carrier providing comprehensive information and communications services. With one heart, all KT employees are expanding business areas from every nook and cranny Noun 1. nook and cranny - something remote; "he explored every nook and cranny of science"
nooks and crannies

detail, item, point - an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole; "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"
 of Korea to unknown seas and even outer space, which holds the dreams of humankind. We are dynamically moving forward to offer quality services through more strongly and tightly woven communications networks. For more information, see http://www.kt.co.kr/eng

About Juniper Networks, Inc.

Juniper Networks leads the industry in turning network innovation into the reliable delivery of core, edge, 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 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, 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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