: Lucent Technologies and Juniper Networks, Inc. announced that Vodafone
will deploy an industry-leading data networking core solution that
will be integrated with Vodafone's third-generation (3G) mobile network
to bring mobile high-speed data services to customers in Australia.
Worldwide Services (LWS) will design and implement the new IP/MPLS
(Internet Protocol/Multiprotocol Label Switching) solution using Juniper
Networks M320 Multiservice Edge Platform to create a scaleable, secure
and reliable IP/MPLS core that will carry Vodafone's 2G, 2.5G and
3G traffic between Brisbane and Melbourne via Sydney. Much of this
traffic has traditionally been carried over lower speed ATM (Asynchronous
Transfer Mode) systems; the joint Lucent and Juniper Networks solution
will enable Vodafone to consolidate this traffic onto a single IP/MPLS
network that can reduce capital costs and increase bandwidth and service
the deployment, LWS will provide ongoing maintenance and support services
to help Vodafone continue to optimize its network. "Vodafone
is committed to becoming a leading mobile multimedia company and our
decision to enhance and expand our network enhancement by employing
technology from Lucent and Juniper Networks will help us deliver on
this promise to our customers," said Graeme Goss, Manager Technology
Operations, Vodafone Australia. 'It will help us to provide customers
with a superior mobile multimedia and wireless networking experience,
while at the same time protecting our quality of service and ability
to expand as our customer numbers continue to grow."
a leader in the deployment of data networking solutions for 3G mobile
operators, Lucent is very pleased to support Vodafone as it strengthens
its 3G offerings," said Paul Higgs, president LWS Asia/Pacific.
"Leveraging our multivendor experience, vast network integration
knowledge and experience and Bell Lab's tools and methodologies, we
are helping Vodafone rapidly deploy secure and reliable next-generation
services to Australia's mobile consumers."
Juniper Networks M320 is a 320 gigabit-per-second multiservice edge
routing platform that aggregates multiple services onto a single MPLS
network. Running on the JUNOS operating system, the M320 features
Juniper Networks Frame and ATM Service Emulation (J-FASE), which enable
one of the industry's most complete ATM and frame relay emulation
over an MPLS infrastructure. Vodafone will use the J-FASE technology
to migrate existing services to the
consolidated IP/MPLS core network.
"The Juniper Networks M320 is an ideal platform for mobile operators
deliver a range of new 3G services, while also reducing operating
through multiservice consolidation," said Shaun Page, Regional
Juniper Networks Australia and New Zealand. We're pleased to be selected
this important deployment and look forward to working with our partner,
Lucent, and Vodafone to bring these exciting new applications to market."