etisalat Upgrades Multiservice Network with Juniper Networks Routing Platforms
E- and M-series Routers Enable etisalat to Introduce Triple Play Services
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 18, 2006 - Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: JNPR) today announced that etisalat in the United Arab Emirates has deployed Juniper Networks E- and M-series routers for its next generation, multiservice network. The Juniper routers will enable etisalat to reliably and efficiently support current and next-generation voice, video and data communications services for over five million customers in the United Arab Emirates.
etisalat is one of the UAE’s leading telecommunications providers, and previously installed Juniper M-series routers to support its Internet backbone and international exchange points. With the addition of Juniper’s E-series Broadband Services Routers and M320 routers, etisalat has created one of the first true multiservice network cores in the Middle East. The converged IP/MPLS architecture provides a scalable, intelligent network, enabling etisalat to deliver new Triple Play services such as IPTV, while supporting existing Internet, ATM, Frame Relay and mobile IP services.
“The telecoms industry in the Middle East is one of the fastest growing in the world, and increasingly one of the most competitive. To ensure etisalat remains the market leader, we need to provide business and residential customers with innovative, cost effective services which can easily be adapted to meet future requirements,” said Mr. Nasser Salim, General Manager Converged Networks, etisalat. “Juniper’s routing platforms deliver the reliability to support all our existing services, and the flexibility to develop and deliver new services in the future while maintaining the highest levels of performance and security.”
Juniper Networks E-series Broadband Services Routers and M-series Multiservice Edge Routers together deliver a comprehensive portfolio of advanced features that uniquely combine best-in-class IP/MPLS capabilities with unmatched reliability, security and performance. Both platforms are deployed in the world’s largest networks and consistently support a wide range of advanced service offerings, including video on demand, MPLS VPNs and Virtual Private LAN Services (VPLS).
“Juniper’s E- and M-series routers continue to be the choice for next generation multiservice networks where performance, reliability and advanced capabilities are required,” said Gert-Jan Schenk, vice president of operations, EMEA for Juniper Networks. “We are very proud that both our E- and M-series routing platforms have been chosen by etisalat to play a key role in one of region’s most advanced networks for the delivery of emerging network services like IPTV and voice over IP.”
Established in 1976, Emirate Telecommunications Corporation - etisalat - is known as an innovative and reliable provider of telecommunications, Internet and related services in the UAE. The corporation is ranked by The Financial Times as one of the top 500 companies in the world in terms of market capitalization, and the sixth largest in the Middle East according to the UK-based The Middle East magazine. Business units and subsidiary companies provide etisalat and clients with a whole range of services including voice, data, satellite, Internet, IT solutions and consulting, smart card manufacture, data clearing, submarine cable laying and maintenance and related telecommunications services.
etisalat serves over 4.8 million mobile customers in the UAE, a penetration rate of over 100 per cent. In 2005, etisalat announced revenues of AED 12.9bn, and net profits of AED 4.3bn. For more information about etisalat please visit the company website at www.etisalat.ae.
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