Optus to Build Next-Generation Core to Accommodate Growth Led by 4G Mobile Roll Out

Optus to Build Next-Generation Core to Accommodate Growth Led by 4G Mobile Roll 
Converged Supercore Platform Built on Juniper Networks PTX Packet
Transport to Enable Leading Australian Carrier to Scale and Manage
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/28/13 --   Juniper Networks
(NYSE: JNPR), the industry leader in network innovation, today
announced that Optus has selected the Juniper Networks(R) PTX5000
Packet Transport Switch as the foundation of its next-generation
converged core network. The PTX platform -- which combines the
inherent efficiency of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) with the
simplicity of switching and integrated optics -- will enable Optus to
manage cost and scale its core network to accommodate exponential
data growth as Optus rolls out its new 4G LTE mobile network. 
Optus has seen significant growth in its mobile network and faces the
same pressure on margins as other global carriers, with the need to
lower the cost-per-bit and limit or reduce complexity in its network.
The Juniper Networks PTX Series Packet Transport Switch is the
foundation of Optus' next-generation converged core because of its
scalability, density and efficiency. It also enables the carrier to
profitably handle continued growth in the use of mobile smart devices
and the increase in cloud-based and video applications that generate
exponentially growing and unpredictable traffic. 
News Highlights 

--  The company runs its existing core network as a converged platform
    that supports mobile network and wireline services. This enables Optus
    to leverage common transport links and core MPLS services to support
    its full business.
--  Optus is initially deploying Juniper Networks PTX Series in Melbourne
    and plans to expand the use of the PTX platform in other core points
    of presence in 2013.
--  With Juniper Networks Junos(R) operating system running on the PTX
    platform, the reliability and performance of Optus' critical business
    applications and management systems is further improved.
--  Optus made use of Juniper Networks Junosphere(TM) virtual networking
    environment to design and model the new network and assist with
    planning the migration. Junosphere enables service providers and other
ustomers running Junos-based networks to create and run replicas of
    their network in the cloud, without costly investments in lab
--  Optus is also leveraging Juniper Networks Professional Services'
    "Testing as a Service," enabling it to test, plan and execute in
    Juniper's test labs without having to invest in the development and
    operation of its own sophisticated labs and equipment. This reduces
    project risk and allows Optus to take advantage of Juniper Networks'
    expertise in network design methodology, existing tools and
    standardized testing to ensure a seamless product implementation.
--  Optus selected Nokia Siemens Networks -- the world's specialist in
    mobile broadband and a Juniper Networks Global Alliance Partner -- as
    a partner for its key network initiatives including implementation of
    the next-generation core network.

Amember of the SingTel Group, Optus is Australia's second largest
telecommunications carrier, providing the government, business and
residential markets with a broad range of wireline and mobile network
Supporting Quotes 
 "We carefully chose a core platform to
support the organization's growth aspiration. We selected Juniper
Networks PTX Series Packet Transport Switch as it provides the
density required to support our growth plans. The optimized nature of
the PTX platform will also help us manage our cost base as we grow
our network, while the power efficiency of the platform will help us
support growth within a manageable power environment."
Nejaim, vice president, Converged Services Engineering, Optus 
Juniper Networks
 "The decision by Optus to deploy Juniper Networks
PTX Packet Transport Switch platform is an important endorsement of
our core network strategy. With carrier network resources under
continuous pressure, the Juniper Networks PTX Series delivers
industry-defining standards of scale, reliability and automation in
the supercore, but with optimized power and space consumption and
lower total cost-of-ownership."
 -Mike Marcellin, senior vice
president, strategy and marketing, Platform and Systems Division,
Juniper Networks 
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About Juniper Networks 
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Martina Schulze-Warnecke
Juniper Networks
(65) 6511 3541
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Lisa Hartman
Juniper Networks
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