Telstra Launches "Telstra Wireless Hotspots" in Qantas Club Lounges and Rydges Hotels
Australia's Leading Telecommunications Company Partners with Siemens and Juniper Networks to Offer Public Wireless LAN Services
SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 23, 2003óJuniper Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: JNPR) and Siemens Ltd. today announced that Telstra, Australia's leading telecommunications carrier, has deployed a Siemens supplied and supported solution using Juniper Networks E-series platform and SDX-300 Service Deployment System to provide new public Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) or hotspot services. The infrastructure enables Telstra to cultivate new revenue streams from the growing business and consumer demand for mobile connectivity via IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi) hotspots.
These WLAN services, known as Telstra Wireless Hotspots, will enable wireless broadband Internet access for business travelers and consumers, and will be offered initially in selected Qantas Club Lounges and Rydges Hotels.
Telstra will deploy the E-series routing platform combined with the SDX-300 Service Deployment System to centrally provision and authenticate WLAN services, tailoring them to the unique requirements of each individual subscriber and hotspot location. Based on Juniper Networks Model for Integrated Network Transformation (MINT), this approach transforms today's disparate, operationally intensive WLAN offerings from commodity Internet access to a profitable, value-added service model.
"To maintain our position as Australia's leading mobile communications providers, we must build upon our momentum by continuing to develop and enhance the portfolio of services that we offer our customers," said Telstra's chief of products, Consumer and Marketing, Ms Lynda O'Grady. "We selected Siemens and Juniper Networks because of its successful track record in supplying reliable, carrier-class IP infrastructure products. The Siemens supplied and supported Juniper Networks E-series and SDX-300 will enable us to deliver revenue-generating hotspot applications without concern for future scalability requirements."
Siemens Australia will supply both the E-series device and SDX-300 platform along with carrier class support services for both the implementation and throughout the life of the equipment and software. "We are pleased to add wireless infrastructure to the extent of our relationship with Telstra. Siemens now contributes significantly to the infrastructure of Telstra's growth segments in IP, broadband access, optical transmission, systems and now wireless infrastructure, complementing our mobile handsets business" said Paul Thompson, Siemens corporate account manager for Telstra.
"Telstra is Australia's leading mobile communications provider and the fact that it selected Siemens and Juniper Networks is testament to the feature richness and quality of our product line," said Shaun Page, regional director, Australia/New Zealand, Juniper Networks, Inc. "Together the E-series platform and SDX-300 Service Deployment System provide Telstra with a network infrastructure that is built to deliver new, innovative services with the level of performance its customers expect."
Telstra is Australia's leading telecommunications and information services company with more than 10 million household, business and wholesale customers, and has one of the best known brands in the country. Telstra is one of Australia's largest and most profitable companies and a top tier global carrier. In the 2002 financial year it recorded total revenue of A$21 billion and had a market capitalisation of approximately A$60 billion. Telstra is Australia's leading Internet Service Provider and largest mobile provider, and also provides entertainment and multimedia content over its broadband network and through its pay-TV joint venture FOXTEL. A fully-integrated service provider, Telstra owns and operates one of the most technologically advanced networks. It offers end-to-end solutions ranging from broadband, IP, mobile and intelligent network services, to voice and data network hubs, call centres, and advanced multimedia and e-commerce applications. Telstra has business operations in the Asia-Pacific, North America and UK/Europe, and is 50.1 per cent owned by the Commonwealth of Australia.
Siemens is a world leader in the information and communications industry. Siemens provides solutions to transfer voice and data from point A to point B and to maximise and expand the use of this technology. To achieve this goal, Siemens; Information and Communications provides a wide range of high quality, innovative and uniquely tailored IT&T solutions for carriers, service providers, enterprises and consumers.Siemens' Information and Communications comprises three main groups: Information and Communication Networks, Information and Communication Mobiles and Siemens Business Services. Information and Communications is one of the eight broad industry groups that make up Siemens, one of the world's leading companies in the development, manufacture and marketing of electrical, electronic and information and communications solutions. Siemens has been part of the rich fabric of Australia since 1872 and today employs over 2500 people. All industry groups share a vision and commitment to making the investments of their customers better.
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