Lucent Technologies and Juniper Networks Solution Selected by Shenandoah Telecommunications to Meet Demand for DSL Services
Deployment Lays Foundation for Shentel to Offer Advanced Services
MURRAY HILL, N.J., February 1, 2005 - Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU) today announced it is deploying Juniper Networks (Nasdaq: JNPR) routing platforms in Shenandoah Telecommunications' (NASDAQ:SHEN), a Sprint PCS Affiliate, network to support the growth of Shentel's DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) business and future advanced services. As part of the agreement, Lucent Worldwide Services will provide Shentel with installation, integration and remote technical support services. The Lucent and Juniper Networks solution will enable Shentel to cost-effectively boost the capacity of its Internet Protocol (IP) network to meet increased business and residential demand for its broadband services and deploy the foundation for advanced services such as bandwidth-on-demand to support video-on-demand and IP TV applications.
"Demand for our products and services continue to grow, and Lucent and Juniper provide us with a reliable broadband solution that will help us meet that demand," said Chris French, president of Shenandoah Telecommunications. "This IP routing solution also positions us well for the future as we introduce new revenue generating services."
"Shentel is experiencing tremendous growth on the Broadband Access network and needed a reliable, scalable solution to support that growth and serve as a platform for future advanced services," said Dave Timpe, sales vice president for Lucent Technologies. "The Lucent and Juniper Networks solution enables Shentel to offer an enhanced level of service and advanced features throughout its expanding service area."
"Together Lucent and Juniper delivered a secure and assured networking solution that enables Shentel to expand their current DSL service offering, while also providing the capability to support enhanced service offerings such as IP TV in the future," said Christine Heckart, vice president of marketing at Juniper Networks. "With an IP infrastructure that provides reliable and secure support for existing services and a future-proof migration strategy for deploying new services, Shentel has built the foundation for an Infranet - combining the reliability and security of private networks with the ubiquitous connectivity of the Internet."
Lucent will provide Shentel with Juniper Networks E-series edge routing platform and the M-Series multiservice edge platform. The Juniper Networks E-series will offer Shentel scalable capacity for tens of thousands of users and aggregates IP Traffic from the broadband access network. Shentel will deploy the M10i as the core routing platform in its network, steering all traffic from its data network to the Internet.
About Shenandoah Telecommunications
Shenandoah Telecommunications Company is a holding company that provides a comprehensive portfolio of telecommunications products and services through its operating subsidiaries. The Company is traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol "SHEN." The Company's operating subsidiaries provide local and long distance telephone, internet and data services, cable television, wireless voice and data services, alarm monitoring, and telecommunications equipment, along with many other associated solutions, in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States.
About Juniper Networks, Inc.
Juniper Networks is the leader in enabling secure and assured communications over a single IP network. The company’s purpose-built, high performance IP platforms enable customers to support many different services and applications at scale. Service providers, enterprises, governments and research and education institutions worldwide rely on Juniper Networks to deliver products for building networks that are tailored to the specific needs of their users, services and applications. Juniper Networks' portfolio of proven networking and security solutions supports the complex scale, security and performance requirements of the world’s most demanding networks. Additional information can be found at www.juniper.net.
About Lucent Technologies
Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and software that drive next-generation communications networks. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical, software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks. Lucent's customer base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises worldwide. For more information on Lucent Technologies, which has headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, visit www.lucent.com.
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