EDGE 2020 Goes Virtual
<p><b>Reliable, secure, scalable multiservice routing platforms key to next-generation global IP services</b></p>
<p><b>Melbourne, 6 August 2004</b> - Leading Asian telecommunications operator, SingTel, has implemented a global IP network backbone using Juniper Networks routing platforms. SingTel’s ConnectPlus IP backbone is comprised of Juniper Networks core and edge routing platforms offering advanced IP services including Ssecure Remote Access, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), Voice over IP (VoIP), Multicast and the highest levels of Quality of Service (QoS).
"The market is ready for a next-generation global IP network that can meet the current and emerging business data communication needs," said Chang Wai Leong, director, Global IP Development, SingTel. "We chose an infrastructure that is designed to provide the highest level of reliability and performance for our IP network and can support a full range of advanced IP services. The Juniper Networks solution is able to meet our extensive core and edge routing performance criteria."
ConnectPlus was built with Juniper Networks T320, M20, and M10i platforms. These support the creation of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) networks, and utilise the fault-tolerant, modular JUNOS operating system to provide a rich set of reliable network features. The Juniper Networks T320 is a 10 Gigabit-per-second core routing platform with superior scalability and extensive ultra-dense aggregation support including ATM, Frame Relay, SONET/SDH and Metro Ethernet. The Juniper M20 and M10i edge routing platforms provide high-performance, ASIC-based network routing in a compact, fully-redundant chassis design.
"SingTel’s ConnectPlus underlines a trend for regional service providers to invest in advanced IP infrastructure for the next generation of voice and data services," said Wendy Koh, sales director, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines for Juniper Networks. "We are excited about the future of telecommunications in Asia Pacific and this opportunity to enable SingTel to provide these revenue-generating services on a global scale."</p>
SingTel is Asia's leading communications group with operations and investments around the world. Serving both the corporate and consumer markets, it is committed to bringing the best of global communications to customers in the Asia Pacific and beyond. With significant operations in Singapore and Australia (through wholly-owned subsidiary SingTel Optus), the Group provides a comprehensive portfolio of services that include voice and data services over fixed, wireless and Internet platforms. To serve the needs of multinational corporations, SingTel has a network of 31 offices in 15 countries and territories throughout the Asia Pacific, in Europe and the USA. These offices enable SingTel to deliver reliable and quality network solutions to its customers, either on its own or jointly with local partners. The Group also has major investments in India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand. Together with its regional partners, SingTel is Asia’s largest multi-market mobile operator, serving more than 47 million customers in six markets. SingTel employs more than 19,000 people worldwide and had a turnover of S$12.0 billion (US$7.17 billion) and net profit after tax of S$4.49 billion (US$2.68 billion) for the year ended 31 March 2004. More information can be found @ www.singtel.com and www.optus.com.au.
<b>About SingTel ConnectPlus</b>
SingTel ConnectPlus, a suite of globally managed network solutions, offers customers the convenience of network management and responsive support such as proactive monitoring and one-stop shop service. A single order with SingTel is all it takes to establish a complete network, freeing customers from the hassles of coordinating between different countries and multiple parties. SingTel ConnectPlus business solutions include International Private Leased Circuits, Frame Relay, Internet Protocol virtual private network (IP VPN), Voice-Over-Internet Protocol VPN and Asynchronous Transfer Mode.
<b>About Juniper Networks, Inc.</b>
Juniper Networks transforms the business of networking by creating competitive advantage for our customers with superior networking and security solutions. Juniper Networks is dedicated to customers who derive strategic value from their networks, including global network operators, enterprises, government agencies and research and educational institutions. Juniper Networks’ portfolio of networking and security solutions supports the complex scale, security and performance requirements of the world’s most demanding mission critical networks. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.</p>