Ericsson to build China Telecoms next-generation IP backbone network

Monday 13 December 2004 04:01 CET | News

Ericsson has been awarded a contract by China Telecom Corporation Limited (China Telecom) for building its next-generation IP backbone network, known as ChinaNet Next Carrying Network (CN2).

According to the contract, Ericsson will provide total solutions for China Telecoms entire national core network of CN2 and the major part of its backbone network in the southern and western parts of China. Under the contract, Ericsson will provide systems integration, supervision and support and training services, and will also provide equipment in partnership with Juniper Networks to China Telecom. Delivery and implementation of the contract will start in the first quarter of 2005, and the CN2 network is expected to run into service by the end of 2005. The completion of this contract will enable China Telecom to offer a wide variety of advanced IP services including Virtual Private Networking (VPN), high-quality IP voice and video streaming. In addition, CN2 will support IPv6 addressing and provide finer control over network traffic routing and quality of service.

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