Sunday, November 14, 2004

Juniper Awarded Largest Share of China Telecom's CN2 Project

Juniper Networks announced that its routing platforms have been awarded the largest share of the contract for China Telecom's next-generation backbone network, which is also known as ChinaNet Next Carrying Network (CN2). The Juniper gear will be deployed exclusively for China Telecom's national core backbone and eight South China provincial backbone networks. Specifically, China Telecom will deploy the T640, T320 and M320 routing platforms with MPLS to support a range of advanced IP services, including VPNs, high-quality IP voice and video streaming. In addition, CN2 will support IPv6 addressing and finer control over network traffic routing, quality of service and third-generation (3G) mobile applications to China Telecom's mobile subscriber base. Financial terms were not disclosed.

  • Last week, Cisco Systems announced that China Telecom had selected it as the primary equipment provider for the business network portion of its next generation IP network, also known as ChinaNet Next Carrying Network or CN2. Cisco said that in the past 6 months, China Telecom has awarded it contracts valued at more than US$100 million.

  • In October 2004, China Telecom selected Lucent Technologies for upgrades to its national optical backbone network. Under the project, Lucent will provide its WaveStar OLS 1.6T high-capacity DWDM system to build a transmission network spanning over 2,400 kilometers across China. The contracts were awarded as part of China Telecom's National Transmission Backbone Expansion Project.

  • In September 2004, it was announced that China Telecom will deploy Nortel Networks Optical Long Haul 1600 Optical Line Systems to expand its optical backbone networks in the cities of Wuhan, Guangzhou, Changsha, Fuzhou, Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Hefei, Chongqing, and Chengdu. The expansion, scheduled for completion by the end of 2004, will boost transmission capacity to approximately 10 Gbps x 30 wavelengths. In addition, China Telecom's Shanghai Telecom and Zhejiang Telecom branches will use Nortel Networks Services Edge Router (SER) 5500 to expand their data networks.

  • In August 2004, Alcatel Shanghai Bell announced a contract to supply 1.3 million Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL) to China Telecom in southern China. The contract covers the deployment of the Alcatel 7300 Advanced Services Access Manager (ASAM) by China Telecom's subsidiaries in 15 provinces and municipalities across southern China such as Shanghai, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong and Guangxi.

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